Criminal Minds?

Could a brain scan shape a prison sentence, or determine who will re-offend?
20 March 2015
Presented by Hannah Critchlow, Sara Sjosten

Judge's gavel

Judge's gavel


What power does science have? We explore the influence of neuroscience in the courtrooms. Could brain scans shape prison sentences? Can it predict who will re-offend? We put the brain on trial with Cambridge University's Neuroscience and Public Policy Research Initiatives.


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