Legal Studies and Business Ethics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2011

Publication Source

Emotion Review

Volume

3

Issue

3

Start Page

302

Last Page

304

DOI

10.1177/1754073911402372

Abstract

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.

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.