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BRAINS ON TRIAL

Determining Guilt

  • Aired: 09/11/2013
  • 55:58
  • Expires: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: TV-PG
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. The trial raises common questions: Is a witness lying? How reliable is eyewitness testimony?
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