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The speed of technology in neuroscience as it impacts ethical and just decisions in the legal system needs to be understood by lawyers, judges, public policy makers, and the general public. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior is an academic and professional resource for the education, research, and understanding of neuroscience and the law. Read more

WATCH — Battling Blood in the Streets

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Far too many people across the country are left dead, injured, or traumatized by community violence. Communities can be safer when neuroscience, public health strategies, and collective advocacy are aligned in practice and policy. What are the best next steps to fostering a broad science-informed advocacy movement to effectively address community violence? The event took place at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 7th, in Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010 at Harvard Law School (1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA).

The event was free and open to the public, and was followed by the Petrie-Flom Center’s 2016 Open House.

Michelle Bosquet Enlow, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School; Associate in Psychology, Boston Children’s Hospital; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Shannon Cosgrove, MPH, Director of Health Policy, Cure Violence

Fatimah Loren Muhammad, Director, Trauma Advocacy Initiative, Equal Justice USA

Moderator: Charles Homer, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain & Behavior and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Watch video of the entire event below!