Until recently jurisprudence largely ignored neuroscientific findings. The advent of sophisticated methodologies in the neurosciences - in particular brain imaging techniques - reduced this unawareness, and findings, pointing to clear and unequivocal relations between brain structure and brain function on the one side and personality dimensions on the other, led to a growing interest of jurisprudence in brain research. The Special Issue is intended to provide an overview over the most recent findings and technological refinements in the field of crime related neuroscientific investigations. It covers genetics, functional brain imaging, mind reading, lie detection, and many other topics.
H. J. Markowitsch, Neuroscience and Crime. H. Dressing, A. Sartorius, A. Meyer-Lindenberg, Implications of fMRI and Genetics For the Law and the Routine Practice of Forensic Psychiatry. E. Kalbe, M. Brand, A. Thiel, J. Kessler, H. J. Markowitsch, Neuropsychological and Neural Correlates of Autobiographical Deficits in a Mother Who Killed Her Children. A. Pontius, Neuro-Image and Crime Kindled Nonconvulsive Behavioral Seizures in 24th Case of "Limbic Psychotic Trigger Reaction" With Bizarre Infanticide by Parent. Is his Nonvoluntariness Testable by LPTR's Primate Model? A. A. T. Simone Reinders, Neuroimage and Crime: Cross-examining Dissociative Identity
Disorder: Neuroimaging and Etiology on Trial. F.A. Kozel, Developing a Neuropsychiatric Functional Brain Imaging Test. J. G. Hakun, D. Seelig, K. Ruparel, J. W. Loughead, E. Busch, R. C. Gur, D. D. Langleben, Exploring the Cognitive Structure of the Concealed Information Test with fMRI. S. A. Spence, C. J. Kaylor-Hughes, Looking For Truth and Finding Lies: The Prospects For a Nascent Neuroimaging of Deception. M. Bles, J. D. Haynes, Detecting Concealed Information Using Brain-Imaging Technology. D. Strueber, G. Roth, Sex, Aggression and Impulse Control: An Integrative Account.