Responsibility and Psychopathy: Interfacing Law, Psychiatry, and Philosophy

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Psychopaths have emotional impairments that can be expressed in persistent criminal behavior. UK and US law has traditionally excused disordered individuals for their crimes citing these emotional impairments as a cause for their criminal behaviour. The discussion of whether psychopaths are morally responsible for their behaviour has long taken place in the realm of philosophy. However, in recent years, this has moved into scientific and psychiatric investigation, fundamentally so with the development of Robert Hare's ...

Responsibility and Psychopathy: Interfacing Law, Psychiatry, and Philosophy 2010, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199551637

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