Understanding Coercion: Developments in Neuroscience and Social Sciences

The Future of Miranda: Police Practices and Power in the Modern Legal Landscape
February 13, 2017
The NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy & the Brennan Center for Justice

“Understanding Coercion: Developments in Neuroscience and Social Sciences”

Dr. Laura Smalarz, Dr. Eric Drogin, and Karen Newirth

Moderated by:
Professor Stephen Schulhofer

This panel examines a body of scientific developments that have unfolded in the decades since the Court decided Miranda that bear on the topics of bias and coercion in police interrogations. Drawing on this data, panel participants highlight the most relevant developments in neuroscience and the social sciences, examine the ways in which these insights relate to different aspects of police conduct, and analyze the implications for the laws that currently govern law enforcement practices.