'Screen and intervene': governing risky brains

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Abstract

This article argues that a new diagram is emerging in the criminal justice system as it encounters developments in the neurosciences. This does not take the form that concerns many 'neuroethicists' - it does not entail a challenge to doctrines of free will and the notion of the autonomous legal subject - but is developing around the themes of susceptibility, risk, pre-emption and precaution. I term this diagram 'screen and intervene' and in this article I attempt to trace out this new configuration and consider some of the consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79 - 105
Number of pages27
JournalHISTORY OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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