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A) Recent Neurolaw Publications 
B) Looking for Collaborators 
C) Attention Prosecutors 
D) From the Book Cover: Weinstein on Weinstein- Reflections of Herbert Weinstein’s Daughter


A. Recent Neurolaw Publications  

  1. Sidhartha Sekhar Dash, Harish Chandra Padhi & Biswadeep Das,  Expanding Frontier of Neurolaw: Post Smt. Selvi V. State of Karnataka , 7 J. Critical Revs. 4907, 4907-13 (2021). 
  2. Brittan Heller,  Watching Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Immersive Technology, Biometric Psychography, and the Law , 23 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 1, 1-51 (2021).  
  3. Walter G. Johnson Catching Up with Convergence: Strategies for Bringing Together the Fragmented Regulatory Governance of Brain-Machine Interfaces in the U.S. , 30 Annals Health L. & Life Sci. 177, 177-206 (2021). 
  4. Jeanelly Nuñez,  Scanning for Bias: A Neuroscientific Response to Policing with Implicit Bias , 27 Cardozo J. Equal Rts. & Soc. Just. 295, 295-321 (2021). 
  5. Colin A. Brietzke,  A Primer on Neuropsychological Testing for Elder Law Attorneys , 28 Elder L.J. 221, 221-79 (2021). 


B. Looking for Collaborators 

Researchers in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences are looking for a research collaboration regarding the neurological bases of, and connections between, speech and language difficulties and behavioral issues, as they relate to youth offenders in the juvenile justice system. Better understanding of the communication profiles of youth offenders may lead to better response to their needs within the justice system. If you are interested in collaborating or have access to this population, please contact  

Below are two articles on the topic if you are interested in learning more: 

 1) Anderson, S. A., Hawes, D. J., & Snow, P. C. (2016). Language impairments among youth offenders: A systematic review. Children and Youth Services Review65, 195-203 

 2) Snow, P. C. (2019). Speech-language pathology and the youth offender: Epidemiological overview and roadmap for future speech-language pathology research and scope of practice. Language, speech, and hearing services in schools50(2), 324-339. 

C. Attention Prosecutors  

Researchers at Georgia State University are conducting a 5-minute, anonymous electronic survey study to better understand how prosecutors form sentencing recommendations. The results of this research will inform policy on traditional and evidence-based sentencing practices. In support of this important research, Georgia State University invites prosecutors to participate by visiting the survey link below. To qualify, you must have at least 6 months of experience as a prosecutor at any level of U.S. government. Participants will read a brief case summary and answer questions about it. For each submission, the researcher will donate $5.00 to a preapproved service organization of your choice. Help us improve our reach by forwarding this invitation to other prosecuting attorneys in your department or contacting For more information or  to start the survey, please visit:  


D. From the Book Cover: Weinstein on Weinstein – Reflections of Herbert Weinstein’s Daughter 

Family, murder, and neuroscience collide as this daughter’s compelling memoir reveals the untold personal story behind one of the most important and controversial cases in the history of the criminal justice system. The case of Herbert Weinstein, the author’s father, started with a shocking murder in 1991 that was blasted across the news media with tabloid-style headlines (“High-rise Horror”). Now, three decades later, it is considered the case that forever changed the courtrooms of America by securing a ruling to allow neuroscience in as evidence when determining a defendant’s guilt or innocence. The case has been prominently featured in countless articles, symposiums, and books including the standard legal textbook used to educate law students throughout the country. This unique case has literally gone from tabloid to textbook. She leaves the reader with new answers about the crime and better questions to ask themselves when thinking about why people do the things they do. 

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