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Alexandra Cox is a Doctoral researcher at the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University, where she is also a Gates Scholar. She is a research consultant for the Brooklyn-based Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 SHARE Why Brain Science Is Bad for Juvenile Justice (1351 views)
advocates' uses of brain research, and their reliance on 'hard' science, raise some potentially troubling questions about the potential impact of this science on ideas about human potential.
...the brain scan is an inadequate substitute for the more holistic, empirically grounded knowledge we have of young people in the criminal justice system.