Tag: legal psychology
BPS Hosts ‘Beyond Psychiatric Diagnosis’ Legal Event
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is hosting a free event aimed at the legal community and politicians on the controversy around the use of...
From Phrenology to Brain Scans: How Shaky Neuroscience has Influenced Courts
In “When Phrenology Was Used in Court,” Geoffrey S. Holtzman writes for Slate about the spurious use of brain science in legal cases. In the 1800’s the “science of phrenology” promised to reveal criminal psychological traits by measuring the skull and today defense teams still employ neurogenetic explanations for their client’s violent behavior.