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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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Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 - 6:00 PM    "Determining Guilt" On trial is Jimmy Moran, who at 18 took part in a store robbery during which the storeowner's wife was shot and grievously injured. Presiding is distinguished U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who has a longstanding interest in neuroscience and its conceivable effect on criminal law. D
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Friday, Sep 13, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Determining Guilt" (WORLD)
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Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 - 6:00 PM "Deciding Punishment" (WORLD)
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Friday, Sep 20, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Deciding Punishment" (WORLD)
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