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Are Psychopaths Legally Insane?
; University of Birmingham
; Elmhurst College
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APA 6th Edition
Jefferson, A. i Sifferd, K. (2018). Are Psychopaths Legally Insane?. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 14 (1), 79-96. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.14.1.5
MLA 8th Edition
Jefferson, Anneli i Katrina Sifferd. "Are Psychopaths Legally Insane?." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol. 14, br. 1, 2018, str. 79-96. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.14.1.5. Citirano 13.12.2018.
Chicago 17th Edition
Jefferson, Anneli i Katrina Sifferd. "Are Psychopaths Legally Insane?." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 14, br. 1 (2018): 79-96. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.14.1.5
Jefferson, A., i Sifferd, K. (2018). 'Are Psychopaths Legally Insane?', European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 14(1), str. 79-96. doi: https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.14.1.5
Jefferson A, Sifferd K. Are Psychopaths Legally Insane?. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy [Internet]. 2018 [pristupljeno 13.12.2018.];14(1):79-96. doi: https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.14.1.5
A. Jefferson i K. Sifferd, "Are Psychopaths Legally Insane?", European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol.14, br. 1, str. 79-96, 2018. [Online]. doi: https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.14.1.5
The question of whether psychopaths are criminally and morally responsible has generated significant controversy in the literature. In this paper, we discuss what relevance a psychopathy diagnosis has for criminal responsibility. It has been argued that figuring out whether psychopathy is a mental illness is of fundamental importance, because it is a precondition for psychopaths’ eligibility to be excused via the legal insanity defense. But even if psychopathy counts as a mental illness, this alone is not sufficient to show the insanity defense is applicable; it must also be shown that, as a result of the illness, specific deficits in moral understanding or control are present. In this paper, we show that a diagnosis of psychopathy will generally not indicate that a defendant is eligible for an insanity defense. This is because the group of individuals subsumed under the diagnosis is so heterogeneous that while some psychopaths do show significant impairments in affect and control which may impact on their responsibility, many psychopaths are not incapacitated in a way relevant to responsibility.
Psychopathy; mental disorder; dysfunction; criminal responsibility; insanity defense
/ Leverhulme Early Career Fellow / Leverhulme awards 2015 / MENBRES
- Mental Disorders, Brain Disorders and Moral Responsibility
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