Title

Genetics and criminal responsibility

Document Type

Article

Comments

Trends in Cognitive Sciences, forthcoming.

Abstract

Some believe that genetics threatens privacy and autonomy and will eviscerate the concept of human nature. Despite the astonishing research advances, however, none of these dire predictions and no radical transformation of the law have occurred.

Date of Authorship for this Version

7-19-2011

Keywords

Criminal law and responsibility, psychology, genetic research, the brain and behavior, human nature, mens rea, causation, excuse, genes, compatibilism and determinism, mental states