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Can MRIs Help Solve Crimes?

Posted by on May. 14, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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Can MRIs Help Solve Crimes?

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May 14, 2010

What if police could scan a suspect's brain to see if he was lying? Some companies claim the technology works, and it should be allowed as evidence at trial. Law professor Hank Greely explains the state of the technology and the ethical questions surrounding its use.

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tericared
by on May. 14, 2010 at 6:40 PM

 I am not to keen on the idea that this should be used in court....

Joqui
by Joqui on May. 14, 2010 at 6:40 PM

slipper slope if you ask me...

Quoting tericared:

 I am not to keen on the idea that this should be used in court....


tericared
by on May. 14, 2010 at 6:45 PM

 

Quoting Joqui:

slipper slope if you ask me...

Quoting tericared:

 I am not to keen on the idea that this should be used in court....

 

 There is no way it can be 100%....Crap happens and someone could spend a lot of time locked up or put to death with faulty technology..

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on May. 14, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Maybe if it was used like a lie detector - helpful information, but inadmissible in court.

tericared
by on May. 14, 2010 at 6:49 PM

 

Quoting LauraKW:

Maybe if it was used like a lie detector - helpful information, but inadmissible in court.

 That would be OK...Lie detector's in my opinion arent very reliable either...

EireLass
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM

And what if it reveals some disorder. Then he becomes a ward of the state getting all sorts of medical care because he was an arrested person.  

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on May. 14, 2010 at 7:59 PM


Quoting EireLass:

And what if it reveals some disorder. Then he becomes a ward of the state getting all sorts of medical care because he was an arrested person.  

Huh?

stormcris
by Christy on May. 14, 2010 at 9:54 PM

 That could pose an issue.

For me I say this could present a problem. Some people's brains are wired differently and depending on what part of their brain they actually use for various functions this could give completely wrong results.

Quoting EireLass:

And what if it reveals some disorder. Then he becomes a ward of the state getting all sorts of medical care because he was an arrested person.  

 

EireLass
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2010 at 10:14 PM

 

Quoting tericared:

 

Quoting LauraKW:

 That would be OK...Lie detector's in my opinion arent very reliable either...

Very easy to cheat. Put a tack in your shoe. 

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