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Proving the Unprovable: The Role of Law, Science, and Speculation in Adjudicating Culpability and Dangerousness

Christopher Slobogin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195189957
eISBN:
9780199893980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189957.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Culpability and dangerousness are the two central issues raised by any sensible societal attempt to deal with antisocial behavior. For the past century, mental health professionals have been heavily ... More


The Inclusion of Biological Risk Factors in Violence Risk Assessments

John Monahan

in Bioprediction, Biomarkers, and Bad Behavior: Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199844180
eISBN:
9780199369607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844180.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology

As the existence of biological risk factors for violence becomes increasingly established, it appears inevitable that courts will be confronted with evidence of biological risk factors in cases in ... More


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