Opinion piece on drug addiction and whether it's a choice or a disease. The author says: "'[T]he 'choice or disease' question rests on a false dilemma. This fallacy posits that only two options exist. Since there are only two options, they must be mutually exclusive. If we think, however, of addiction as involving both choice and disease, our outlook is likely to become more nuanced." Like with most things in life, it is most likely neither entirely black nor entirely white.
'Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office' Recreates a Dark Time in a Laboratory's Past
Lawrence Martin. This website is a bibliography with many different circumstances that show cases of adolescents, and adults, that are dealt in law cases having to do with Neuroethics. It shows in these varies cases how Law is used in psychological cases such as "Who's afraid of Law and your emotions?" or "The Neuroethics and Neurolaw of Brain Injury."
"With these studies come many new and varied definitions of culture, but they all differ from the ’60s-era model in these crucial respects: Today, social scientists are rejecting the notion of a monolithic and unchanging culture of poverty. And they attribute destructive attitudes and behavior not to inherent moral character but to sustained racism and isolation."
Go to Trial: Crash the Justice System AFTER years as a civil rights lawyer, I rarely find myself speechless. But some questions a woman I know posed during a phone conversation one recent evening gave me pause: “What would happen if we organized thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of people charged with crimes to refuse to play the game, to refuse to plea out? What if they all insisted on their Sixth Amendment right to trial? Couldn’t we bring the whole system to a halt just like…