Neuroscience has already changed how the law understands an individual's cognitive processes, how those processes shape behavior, and how bio-psychosocial history and neurodevelopmental approaches provide information, which is critical to understanding mental states underlying behavior, including criminal behavior. In this paper, we briefly review the state of forensic assessment of mental conditions in the relative culpability of criminal defendants, focused primarily on the weaknesses of current approaches. We then turn to focus on neuroscience approaches and how they have the potential to improve assessment, but with significant risks and limitations.

Neuroscience and mental state issues in forensic assessment / Freedman, David; Zaami, Simona. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW AND PSYCHIATRY. - ISSN 0160-2527. - 65:(2019). [10.1016/j.ijlp.2019.03.006]

Neuroscience and mental state issues in forensic assessment

Zaami, Simona
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2019

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Neuroscience has already changed how the law understands an individual's cognitive processes, how those processes shape behavior, and how bio-psychosocial history and neurodevelopmental approaches provide information, which is critical to understanding mental states underlying behavior, including criminal behavior. In this paper, we briefly review the state of forensic assessment of mental conditions in the relative culpability of criminal defendants, focused primarily on the weaknesses of current approaches. We then turn to focus on neuroscience approaches and how they have the potential to improve assessment, but with significant risks and limitations.
2019
criminals; humans; interview, psychological; mental competency; mental disorders; neuropsychological tests; neurosciences; supreme court decisions; United States; Forensic psychiatry
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Neuroscience and mental state issues in forensic assessment / Freedman, David; Zaami, Simona. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW AND PSYCHIATRY. - ISSN 0160-2527. - 65:(2019). [10.1016/j.ijlp.2019.03.006]
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