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Automatism, Insanity and the Psychology of Criminal Responsibility

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ISBN13: 9780521061339
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback reissue
Price: £23.99
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This is a book about the role that psychological impairment should play in a theory of criminal liability. Criminal guilt in the Anglo-American legal tradition requires both that the defendant committed some proscribed act and did so with intent, knowledge, or recklessness. The second requirement corresponds to the intuitive idea that people should not be punished for something they did not do 'on purpose' or if they 'did not realize what they were doing'. Unlike many works in this area, this book addresses the automatism and insanity defences by examining the types of functional impairment that typical candidates for these defences actually suffer. What emerges is a much wider conceptual framework that allows us to understand the significance of psychological states and processes for the attribution of criminal responsibility in a manner that is logically coherent, morally defensible, and consistent with research in psychopathology.

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Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Problematic defenses: insanity; 3. Problematic defenses: automatism; 4. Actions, reasoning, and offenses; 5. Automatism 6. The insanity defense; 7. Moral foundations; Index.

Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law

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Published February 2011
Cambridge University Press
Common Law Theory
Edited by: Douglas Edlin
ISBN 9780521176156
Published January 2011
Cambridge University Press
A Common Law Theory of Judicial Review: The Living Tree ISBN 9780521122665
Published November 2009
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Complicity: Ethics and Law for a Collective Age
Christopher KutzUniversity of California, Berkeley
ISBN 9780521039703
Published August 2007
Cambridge University Press
Truth, Error and Criminal Law: An Essay in Legal Epistemology ISBN 9780521730358
Published August 2006
Cambridge University Press
Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account ISBN 9780521600514
Published January 2005
Cambridge University Press
The Jurisprudential Foundations of Corporate and Commercial Law ISBN 9780521591577
Published October 2004
Cambridge University Press
Norms in a Wired World
Steven A. HetcherVanderbilt University, Tennessee
ISBN 9780521454360
Published March 2004
Cambridge University Press
Constitutionalism: Philosophical Foundations ISBN 9780521799997
Published July 2003
Cambridge University Press
Beyond Comparison - Sex and Discrimination ISBN 9780521534154
Published June 2003
Cambridge University Press
Consent to Sexual Relations ISBN 9780521536110
Published June 2003
Cambridge University Press
Equality, Responsibility and the Law New ed
Arthur RipsteinUniversity of Toronto
ISBN 9780521003070
Published December 2001
Cambridge University Press
A Theory of Property ISBN 9780521378864
Published June 1990
Cambridge University Press