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Increasing evidence from psychology and neuroscience suggests that emotion plays an important and sometimes critical role in moral judgment and moral behavior. At the same time, there is increasing psychological and neuroscientific evidence that brain regions critical in emotional and moral capacity are impaired in psychopaths. We ask how the criminal law should accommodate these two streams of research, in light of a new normative and legal account of the criminal responsibility of psychopaths.
Glenn, A. L., Raine, A., & Laufer, W. S. (2011). Is It Wrong to Criminalize and Punish Psychopaths?. Emotion Review, 3 (3), 302-304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754073911402372
Date Posted: 27 November 2017
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