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Trends Neurosci. 2016 Aug;39(8):499-501. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2016.06.004.

The Emerging Neuroscience of Third-Party Punishment.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA; Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA. Electronic address: fkrueger@gmu.edu.
  • 2Second Judicial District, State of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, Nashville, TN, USA; Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Portola, CA, USA.

Abstract

Although it is far too early to say that cognitive neuroscience will have any direct impact on how we sentence criminals, patterns are nevertheless emerging that suggest a neural framework for punishment that could one day have important legal and social consequences.

KEYWORDS:

blame; forgiveness; neurolaw; norm-enforcement behavior

PMID:
27369844
DOI:
10.1016/j.tins.2016.06.004
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