Brains on Trial

Determining Guilt

Episode 1 | 55m 58s

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?

Aired: 09/11/13

Expired: 03/16/15

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

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