This compendium includes the following 5 complete books featuring renowned legal scholars Nita Farahany, Emilie Hafner-Burton, Elizabeth Loftus, Julian Roberts and Elyn Saks providing fully accessible insights into cutting-edge academic research while revealing the inspirations and personal journeys behind the research. A detailed preface highlights the connections between the different books and all five books are broken into chapters with a detailed introduction and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
I. Neurolaw - A conversation with Nita Farahany, Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Duke University. Farahany is a leading scholar on the ethical, legal, and social implications of emerging technologies. This conversation examines the growing impact of modern neuroscience on the law, deepening our understanding of a wide range of issues, from legal responsibility to the American Constitution's Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
II. Improving Human Rights - A conversation with Emilie Hafner-Burton, Professor of International Justice and Human Rights, UC San Diego. This conversation covers a wide range of topics, including international law, when and why international laws work and don't work, the international human rights system and concrete measures that could be taken to improve it, the International Criminal Court, and the role of states in the protection of human rights.
III. The Malleability of Memory - A conversation with Elizabeth Loftus, a world-renowned expert on human memory and Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science; Criminology, Law, and Society, UC Irvine. This conversation covers Loftus' ground-breaking work on the misinformation effect, false memories and her battles with "repressed memory" advocates, the introduction of expert memory testimony into legal proceedings and the effect of DNA evidence on convincing judges of the problematic nature of eyewitness testimony.
IV. Criminal Justice: An Examination - A conversation with Julian Roberts, Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford. Roberts is an international expert on sentencing throughout the common-law world and is strongly involved in connecting scholars with practitioners as well as promoting greater public understanding of sentencing. This conversation examines a wide range of topics related to criminal justice, including plea bargaining, the involvement of victims in criminal sentencing procedures, victim impact statements, parole, sentencing multiple and repeat crimes, community-based sentencing, alternate dispute resolution, rehabilitation, and more.
V. Mental Health: Policies, Laws and Attitudes - A conversation with Elyn Saks, Distinguished Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, USC. Saks candidly shares her personal experiences with schizophrenia, how this has impacted her research and discusses the intersection of law, mental health and ethics: the legal and ethical implications surrounding mental health.
Howard Burton is the host and editor of all Ideas Roadshow conversations and was the Founding Executive Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MA in philosophy. Ideas Roadshow offers a series of 20 Collections, including Conversations About History, Volumes 1-3, Conversations About The History Of Ideas, Conversations About Politics, and Conversations About Psychology, Volumes 1-2.