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What Neuroscience Can (and Cannot) Tell Us about Criminal Responsibility

Walter Glannon

in Law and Neuroscience: Current Legal Issues Volume 13

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599844
eISBN:
9780191725227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599844.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter presents eight cases to frame and discuss the question of how neuroscience, in the form of neuroimaging, can inform evaluations of people's actions in the criminal law realm. The ... More


The Criminal Mind

Guyora Binder

in Criminal Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780195321203
eISBN:
9780190621049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321203.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter amplifies the concept of a criminal offense by examining the concept of criminal culpability and the proposition that a guilty mind or mens rea is also a necessary element of every ... More


What Neuroscience Can (and Cannot) Tell Us about Criminal Responsibility

Walter Glannon

in Brain, Body, and Mind: Neuroethics with a Human Face

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734092
eISBN:
9780199894475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734092.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses how neuroscience, in the form of neuroimaging, can inform but not determine whether an individual has the requisite mental capacity to be responsible for criminal behavior. ... More


Juvenile Justice Issues (1): The Age of Criminal Responsibility and the “Family Conference”

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In achieving a guilty finding in the Hong Kong legal system, both criminal intent or Mens Rea and the criminal act itself or Actus Reus have to be proven. It is important to note that the age ... More


Social Frameworks and Mitigation of Criminal Motivations

José B. Ashford and Melissa Kupferberg

in Death Penalty Mitigation: A Handbook for Mitigation Specialists, Investigators, Social Scientists, and Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195329469
eISBN:
9780199367603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329469.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines the motives behind criminal intents and identifies potential mitigation themes for persons involved in gang activities, with a specific focus on prison gang crimes. It considers ... More


Nothing Must Remain: The (In)visibility of Atrocity Crimes and the Perpetrators’ Strategies using the Corpses of their Victims

Caroline Fournet

in Perpetrators of International Crimes: Theories, Methods, and Evidence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829997
eISBN:
9780191868375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829997.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

An intrinsic and material consequence of mass violence is the corresponding mass production of human corpses. What the perpetrators subsequently do with these corpses varies greatly from one instance ... More


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