This special issue is dedicated to the potential role of neuroscience in forensic psychiatry and psychology. Although neuroscientific insights are increasingly incorporated in clinical practice, they received less attention in forensic mental healthcare and in the forensic mental health literature. In the last decade there has been an increased interest in using neuroscientific knowledge in the assessment and treatment of psychopathology related to antisocial and violent behavior. Consequently, neuroscientific methods may, for example, be used in detecting psychiatric problems in defendants, one of the topics covered by the scientific field of neurolaw. This current article introduces this special issue by providing an introduction to the neurobiology of antisocial and criminal behavior and will set off discussing how neuroscientific insights may be used in forensic clinical practice.

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Keywords antisocial behavior, neurobiology, neurolaw, Neuroscience
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Journal International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
van Dongen, J.D.M, & Franken, I.H.A. (2019). Neuroscience in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology: An Introduction to the Special Issue. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. doi:10.1080/14999013.2019.1652708