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The brain defense: murder in Manhattan and the dawn of neuroscience in America's courtrooms

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"In 1991, the police were called to East 72nd St. in Manhattan, where a woman's body had fallen from a twelfth-story window. The woman's husband, Herbert Weinstein, soon confessed to having hit and strangled his wife after an argument, then dropping her body out of their apartment window to make it look like a suicide. Shortly after Weinstein was arrested, an MRI revealed a cyst the size of an orange on his brain's frontal lobe, the part of the brain that governs judgment and impulse control. Weinstein's lawyer seized on that discovery, arguing that the cyst had impaired Weinstein's judgment and that he should not be held criminally responsible for the murder. It was the first case in the United States in which a judge allowed a scan showing a defendant's brain activity to be admitted as evidence to support a claim of innocence. The Weinstein case marked the dawn of a new era in America's courtrooms, raising complex and often troubling questions about how we define responsibility and free will, how we view the purpose of punishment, and how strongly we are willing to bring scientific evidence to bear on moral questions. Davis brings to light not only the intricacies of the Weinstein case but also the broader history linking brain injuries and aberrant behavior..."--
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subject_facetBrain -- Diseases -- Law and legislation -- New York (State)
Forensic neurology -- New York (State)
Insanity (Law) -- New York (State)
Trials (Murder) -- New York (State) -- New York
Weinstein, Herbert -- Trials, litigation, etc
title_displayThe brain defense : murder in Manhattan and the dawn of neuroscience in America's courtrooms
title_fullThe Brain Defense Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America's Courtrooms
The brain defense : murder in Manhattan and the dawn of neuroscience in America's courtrooms / Kevin Davis
title_shortThe brain defense
title_submurder in Manhattan and the dawn of neuroscience in America's courtrooms
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Diseases
Forensic neurology
Insanity (Law)
Law
Law and legislation
Nonfiction
Politics
Psychology
Trials (Murder)
Trials, litigation, etc
Weinstein, Herbert