Brain Matters: Neuroscience in Criminal Law and Policy Colloquium.
Brain Matters: Neuroscience in Criminal Law and Policy Colloquium
September 26, 2013
The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the role of neuroscience in the criminal justice process, from understanding the development of criminality, to issues related to culpability, and for the design of efficacious prevention and intervention strategies. The work of our guest speakers, Drs. Deborah Denno and Ruben Gur focuses on key issues at the intersection of neuroscience and the law. They will be addressing some the most urgent questions facing criminal justice policy and practice, including whether neuroscience research has advanced to the point where it can be pragmatically useful for criminal justice purposes.
David Yellen, J.D.
Dean and Professor Loyola Law School will introduce:
Dr. Deborah Denno
J.D., Ph.D. Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
The Impact of Neuroscience on Criminal Law Cases across Two Decades, 1992-2012.
Dr. Ruben Gur
Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Director of the Brain Behavior Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
Neuroscience in the Courtroom: Too Early, Too Late, or Just in Time?
Lake Shore Campus
6501 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
6:30pm: Light Refreshments
This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception with light refreshments before the start of the program.
More Featured Stories
QuinlanWhen Quinlan professors deliver, they deliver—and Michael Hewitt knows how to do that better than just about anyone else. Hewitt, an assistant professor of supply chain management at Quinlan, is leading new research to help companies decrease shipping times in order to increase profits.
SustainabilityLoyola is ranked No. 4 on the Sierra Club’s 2014 list of the greenest colleges in America. The annual rankings are designed to spotlight universities that are deeply committed to environmental responsibility.
Helping othersFour Loyola graduate students were recently selected for the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program and will spend the next year working on healthcare-related projects to help underserved communities in Chicago.
What’s next?In today’s economy, recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs. These three members of the Class of 2014, however, were able to stand out from the crowd and find full-time jobs.
VideosThe service of faith and the promotion of justice is the mission of the Society of Jesus. Our 2014 Founders’ Dinner awards recipients are among the best and brightest examples of living out these Jesuit ideals.
Continuing StudiesAfter getting married and having a child, Gazala Momin put aside her studies to raise her son and work part-time. A few years ago, she returned to college—and she recently graduated with her bachelor’s degree.
In the labKeith Jones, PhD, and his research team at Loyola are working to develop an “immortal line” of breast cancer cells, which could one day be used by researchers to help fight the deadly disease.
CommunityIn honor of the Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, more than 100 Loyola faculty and staff volunteered at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels in West Humboldt Park and at Misericordia on the north side of Chicago.
AcademicsLoyola is one of just 283 universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, a claim that only about 10 percent of the nation’s colleges can make.
In the newsLoyola’s Information Commons joins an elite group of peers on Business Insider’s list of the “coolest” college libraries in the country.
ExploreThe Institute of Environmental Sustainability combines academics and research with agriculture and community living—all in one facility.
Damen CenterThe Damen Center was designed from top to bottom with students in mind, making it the center of social life on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.