Mass General Juvenile Justice Neuroscience Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior, has a number of programs, including one focused on juvenile justice.  “The long-range goals of the juvenile justice program are to promote neuroscientific research that may elucidate the adolescent brain, to establish the effective resource for the translation of new neuroscientific finding that may have implications for juvenile justice to the policy arena, and to realize changes in juvenile criminal law and treatment that accurately reflect the science.”  Other programs include Criminal Responsibility, Deception, Memory, and Elders.

The Center has a number of resources, including research papers, and will host a symposium on March 12, 2015 — Juvenile Justice & the Adolescent Brain: Is Healthy Neurodevelopment a Civil Right?  Registration information is available here.

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