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Brains On Trial with Alan Alda

The robbery of a convenience store goes horribly wrong and the suspect, newly 18-years-old, is now on trial for attempted murder. The case is fiction but the scenario is all too real. As the trial gets underway, Alan Alda speaks with both legal experts and scientists to determine if new developments in neuroscience could assist the criminal justice system. By visiting and participating in a dozen experiments, Alda gains insights into how and what the jurors, judges, witnesses and attorneys are thinking -- insights that may one day influence how the criminal justice system operates. At a time when the . . .

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Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 - 9:00 PM    "Determining Guilt" A fictional case of an 18-year-old on trial for attempted murder when a convenience store robbery goes wrong is used to gain insight into how developments in neuroscience could assist the criminal justice system. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who would preside over such a case, has a longstanding interest in neuroscience and its conceivable effect on criminal law. Part 1 of 2 G
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Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Determining Guilt" (IDAHO)
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Monday, Sep 16, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Determining Guilt" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Deciding Punishment" (IDAHO)
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Monday, Sep 23, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Deciding Punishment" (IDAHO)
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