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dc.contributor.authorHenaghan, Mark
dc.contributor.authorRouch, Kate
dc.contributor.editorSpranger, Tade Matthias
dc.identifier.citationMark Henaghan and Kate Rouch “Neuroscience and the Law in New Zealand” in TM Spranger (ed) International Neurolaw: A Comparative Analysis (Springer, Germany, 2012) 257.en_NZ
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-642-21541-4 (ebk)
dc.description.abstractThe New Zealand Court of Appeal has rejected evidence of neuroimaging to help juries assess the capacity of the accused in an insanity plea. This chapter says the Court of Appeal was right to do so because neuroimaging should not replace the role of the jury. The chapter explains; that neuroscience will help us better understand how the brain functions and what relationship there is between that functioning and how we make decisions. The chapter concludes that neuroscience will be helpful for insight into the human condition but cannot replace the moral choices of what we think is right or wrong or whether we should be culpable or should not be.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Neurolaw: A Comparative Analysisen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand Lawen_NZ
dc.titleNeuroscience and the Law in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeChapter in Book
otago.schoolFaculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCopyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012. All Rights Reserved.en_NZ
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