Law and neuroscience research gets $1.4 million in additional grant money

September 15, 2015

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/09/law-and-neuroscience-research-gets-1-4-million-in-additional-grant-money/

A research network based at Vanderbilt University that has pioneered research into the implications of neuroscience for criminal justice has been awarded a $1.4 million grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

To date, the MacArthur Foundation has contributed more than $6.2 million to the research network. The new grant will push that total to more than $7.6 million.

“The MacArthur Foundation was the first to recognize that the implications of neuroscience for criminal justice could be positive or negative,” said Owen Jones, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt and director of The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.