Genetics and Criminal Responsibility
University of Pennsylvania Law School
July 19, 2011
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Forthcoming
U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-34
Some believe that genetics threatens privacy and autonomy and will eviscerate the concept of human nature. Despite the astonishing research advances, however, none of these dire predictions and no radical transformation of the law have occurred.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: Criminal law and responsibility, psychology, genetic research, the brain and behavior, human nature, mens rea, causation, excuse, genes, compatibilism and determinism, mental states
Date posted: August 24, 2011
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