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Inbox: “No-Lie MRI”

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There’s a lot of chatter in my on-line world right now about the so-called No-Lie MRI (or as it’s known in the scientific community, fMRI, f=functional). Some people believe brain imaging, alone or as one tool in a larger arsenal, may provide the ability to determine if someone is lying. The legal world, not surprisingly, is fascinated by this concept, but it seems like it’s a long way from being able to meet Daubert/Frye standards. Still, people are certainly talking about the potential this technology could have and the ethics of using it (on assailants, yes, but also on victims).

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Written by Jenifer

March 5, 2009 at 10:11 am

Posted in Ethics, Inbox, Legal

Inbox: Protection Orders for Pets

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In my inbox this morning (because interesting things show up there sometimes)

I know this isn’t technically education, but for those of you interested in public policy, here’s a little legislation to have with your coffee this morning:

Quad-City Times

Advocates: Pets Need Domestic-Violence Protection

Victims of domestic violence should be able to seek court protection for a family pet to keep an abuser from causing harm to an animal or using a pet to gain leverage, advocates said Wednesday. Tom Colvin, executive director of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, said his agency deals with one or two situations each week where they provide a “safe house,” foster program or other protection for a family pet caught in an abusive domestic circumstance.

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Written by Jenifer

February 20, 2009 at 7:39 am