Criminal Responsibility, Criminal Competence, and Prediction of Criminal Behavior
This chapter systematically addresses the current relevance of neuroscience to the doctrines of criminal responsibility and competence and the practice of predicting criminal conduct. It offers a framework for thinking about how neuroscientific information may be relevant to these doctrines and practices. It cautiously concludes that in most instances current neuroscience is not able to help adjudicate questions of responsibility and competence.
Act, mens rea (mental state), justification, excuse, competence, sentencing, prediction, legal relevance
Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience
Morse, Stephen and Newsome, William T., "Criminal Responsibility, Criminal Competence, and Prediction of Criminal Behavior" (2013). Book Chapters. 93.