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Criminal and Moral Responsibility and the Libet Experiments

Larry Alexander

in Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381641
eISBN:
9780199864911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter analyzes how Libet's experiments bear on criminal and moral responsibility. More specifically, it addresses the question of whether Libet has demonstrated that the consciously willed ... More


Criminal Trials and Mental Disorders

Thomas Hafemeister

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479804856
eISBN:
9781479850754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804856.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The American criminal justice system is based on the bedrock principles of fairness and justice for all. In striving to ensure that all criminal defendants are treated equally under the law, it ... More


A New Approach to Litigating an Old Problem: Getting the Identification Expert into the Defense Case

Suzanne K. Drouet and Patrick E. Kent

in Expert Testimony on the Psychology of Eyewitness Identification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331974
eISBN:
9780199868193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331974.003.011
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Historically, a criminal prosecution based on identification evidence has forced defense attorneys to defend their clients with little more than a set of cross-examination questions. Faced with the ... More


Addressing System Inertia to Effect Change

McGuire James

in Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384642
eISBN:
9780199914609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384642.003.0067
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter puts forwards proposals for the reform of criminal justice systems and services and considers how they can be put into effect. Such proposals should first take into account social ... More


Addiction, choice, and criminal law

Stephen J. Morse

in Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the relationship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198727224
eISBN:
9780191833427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727224.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Some claim that addiction is a chronic and relapsing brain disease; others claim that it is a product of choice; still others think that addictions have both disease and choice aspects. Which of ... More


The legal aspects of cognitive enhancement

Imogen Goold

in Rethinking Cognitive Enhancement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198727392
eISBN:
9780191835230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727392.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter will examine a range of legal issues that have arisen as a result of the emergence of putative cognitive enhancement technologies and transcranial direct current stimulation devices. It ... More


Regulating the Regulation: Norms about Punishment

Pontus Strimling and Kimmo Eriksson

in Reward and Punishment in Social Dilemmas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199300730
eISBN:
9780190221041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300730.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Rules about punishment dictate how one must behave to ensure that one’s punishment behavior is not met with social disapproval. These rules can be both prescriptive and restrictive. This chapter ... More


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