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Law and neuroscience research gets $1.4 million in additional grant money

Sep. 14, 2015—A $1.4 million grant will allow a research network based at Vanderbilt to continue its study of the intersection of neuroscience and criminal justice.

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U.S. aid to Central America is successfully combatting crime and violence: LAPOP study

Oct. 30, 2014—Aid programs sponsored by the United States are effective in lowering crime in Central America, according to a Vanderbilt study.

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VUPD earns reaccreditation through CALEA

Dec. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University Police Department has successfully earned reaccreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

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Crime and punishment: the neurobiological roots of modern justice

Apr. 18, 2012—Neuroscientists from Vanderbilt and Harvard have proposed the first neurobiological model for third-party punishment, outlining potential cognitive and brain processes that evolutionary pressures could have re-purposed to make this behavior possible.

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