This lecture addressed the legal implications of neuroscientific advances that have been fueled by the revolution in imaging technology. Prof. Morse suggested that, although the technology is new, the challenges it presents are often overstated and always familiar. With existing legal, moral, and political resources adequate to respond, Prof. Morse discussed juvenile responsibility and used as a case study the U.S. Supreme Court's 2005 decision abolishing the death penalty for juveniles, Roper v. Simmons.
Read the related article from the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology.
The Deinard Memorial Lecture on Law & Medicine is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences and the Center for Bioethics.
Support for the series comes from the law firm of Leonard Street and Deinard and the Deinard family.