Criminal Responsibility

  • Lenore E. A. Walker
  • David L. Shapiro
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Abstract

The question of what is in the ‘criminal mind’ has always fascinated people including those who study psychology and the law. What does someone like Chris think about when he kills an innocent person? How does he feel at the time of the murder and afterwards? Can Chris appreciate the wrongfulness of his behavior and understand the consequences? Can he control his behavior even if he does know the difference between right and wrong? Is he the same or different from us?

Keywords

Mental Illness Severe Mental Illness Mental Hospital Criminal Responsibility Insanity Defense 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lenore E. A. Walker
    • 1
  • David L. Shapiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityFt. LauderdaleUSA

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