Genetics and Criminal Responsibility
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Forthcoming
4 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2011
Date Written: July 19, 2011
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.
Keywords: Criminal law and responsibility, psychology, genetic research, the brain and behavior, human nature, mens rea, causation, excuse, genes, compatibilism and determinism, mental states
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