Science and Technology Capstone & Independent Study
Abstract: Neuroimaging technologies have been used as evidence in a wide variety of cases for the past 36 years. There are primarily two types of neuroimaging: structural and functional, however, functional neuroimaging is being used more and more within the courtrooms. The question becomes: whether the usage of this technology as a sole source of evidence is reliable? This paper is an analysis of the technology itself and the rules that direct expert testimony in courtrooms, and how its usage can have social, political, and racial implications.