Criminal Minds: Brain scans spot the difference between intent and recklessness
15Mar

Brain scans could help scientists and lawyers determine a suspect's criminal intent

In the US Model Penal Code, a suspect’s state of mind while committing a crime can drastically affect the punishment they receive. Specifically, someone who knew that what they were doing was wrong will face harsher penalties than someone who was acting recklessly or negligently. The problem is that it can be hard to know for sure where that line is. In a move that could help clear things up, neuroscientists from Virginia Tech have found that brain imaging techniques can tell the difference, which may help inform future law.

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