Monthly Archives: April 2013

Beware of fMRI’s in Criminal and Juvenile Court

Two of the recurring themes at The Future of Neuroscience and the Law Conference, sponsored by the American Bar Association, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Gruter Foundation, were the terms “fMRI” (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and “G2i,” (group to individual). … Continue reading

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Special Issue On The Teenage Brain

Neuroscience research is shaping juvenile case law, particularly including and following the decision in Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. ___, 130 S.Ct. 2011, 176 L.Ed.2d 825 (2010).  To begin the exploration of the latest publications, look at Current Issues in Psychological Science, Special … Continue reading

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The Friday Wrap-up

Another Friday rolls around so quickly this week!  Time to clean off the desk again. The big news is that I am off to a seminar in Chicago this weekend — “The Future of Law and Neuroscience” — sponsored by … Continue reading

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Trying to Recover Cost of Old Placement

Mysteriously, recently several parents have been ordered to appear in juvenile courts for delinquency cases that have been closed for ten to twenty years in an effort to recoup costs for long-term residential placements that were paid by the counties. … Continue reading

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International Conventions and Laws

In addition to state and federal laws, there are times when international law may come into play in juvenile court.  On May 3, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. EST, Spotlight on Youth will produce a radio show on the international conventions … Continue reading

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Missouri v. McNeely — OWI Blood Draws

The United States Supreme Court recently discussed warrantless blood draws in operating while intoxicated (OWI) cases in Missouri v. McNeely.  In that case, the driver refused to consent to the blood draw and the police ordered the laboratory technician to … Continue reading

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21st Century Scholars — Collateral Consequences

All participants of the juvenile court system must be aware of the collateral consequences of juvenile adjudications.  Focusing on education, many of our low-income children and those who have been placed in foster care have enrolled in the 21st Century … Continue reading

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