LINGUIST 212FS - Law, Ethics & Responsibility

Description
Examines the intersection of law and neuroscience, including the use of neuroimaging to determine if a witness is telling the truth; the implications of neuroscience for determining the mental competency of defendants, the insanity defense, the imposition of punishment on defendants. Considers the extent to which recent advances in brain science cause us to reevaluate fundamental legal concepts of "intent," "insanity," and responsibility; the ways in which neuroscience may be applied to these and related issues; and the inherent limitations and incongruities of applying brain science to legal questions. Instructor: Newcity
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(EI) Ethical Inquiry (STS) Science, Technology, and Society Cross-listed in another department Cannot Add Cannot Drop Focus Program students only (SS) Social Sciences
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
Offered
MW, WF
Avg. Class Size
18
Avg. Sections
1