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Did His Mind Make Him Do It? How Neuroscience Entered the Courtroom

Since ancient philosophers first began to ponder the problem of criminal behavior, great minds in science and law have sought a single holy grail, the point at which the two fields intersect: What nervous or brain dysfunctions can explain how people become so incapacitated that they are not responsible for their own criminal behavior?

Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

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