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Law-Psychology Webinar: Hot-Car Deaths

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 2:303:30 p.m.


In July 2019, a Bronx father found his infant twins dead in an overheated car and realized he was responsible. Should he be prosecuted? During this webinar, David Diamond, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida will discuss his life-altering research on “hot car” deaths and the importance of such research for legal decision-making in courts. Diamond will discuss how neuroscience research guides legal decision-making and how failures in human memory can lead to catastrophes, such as the hot car deaths of so many children.

Diamond earned his Ph.D. in biology at UC Irvine in 1985 and is now a professor of psychology and neuroscience at USF. He is known for his award-winning research on memory failures and decision-making under stress, and serves as an expert witness in memory-related criminal trials.