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Jury selection continues for the second week in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Later this week, the judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys are expected to question prospective jurors. They will ask about jurors' backgrounds, their feelings about the death penalty and whether they already have an opinion about Tsarnaev.
The trial is expected to take four months, and legal experts are already looking at what possible arguments the defense may make to avoid conviction, and — if convicted — the death penalty. Some say brain science is likely to play a role in the trial, because courts are increasingly looking at what neuroscience tells us about adolescence and the developing brain.
Laurence Steinberg, professor of psychology at Temple University and author of "Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence." He tweets @ldsteinberg.
This segment aired on January 12, 2015.