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    Automatism, Insanity, and the Psychology of Criminal Responsibility: A Philosophical Inquiry (Cambridge Classical Studies (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Robert F. Schopp, Series edited by Gerald J. Postema, Series edited by Jules L. Coleman, Series edited by Antony Duff, Series edited by David Lyons, Series edited by D.Neil MacCormick, Series edited by Stephen R. Munzer, Series edited by Philip Pettit, Series edited by Joseph Raz, Series edited by Jeremy Waldron

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    DescriptionThis is a book about the role that psychological impairment should play in a theory of criminal liability. Criminal guilt in the Anglo-American legal tradition requires both that the defendant committed some proscribed act and did so with intent, knowledge, or recklessness. The second requirement corresponds to the intuitive idea that people should not be punished for something they did not do 'on purpose' or if they 'did not realize what they were doing'. Unlike many works in this area, this book addresses the automatism and insanity defences by examining the types of functional impairment that typical candidates for these defences actually suffer. What emerges is a much wider conceptual framework that allows us to understand the significance of psychological states and processes for the attribution of criminal responsibility in a manner that is logically coherent, morally defensible, and consistent with research in psychopathology.


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    Title
    Automatism, Insanity, and the Psychology of Criminal Responsibility
    Subtitle
    A Philosophical Inquiry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert F. Schopp, Series edited by Gerald J. Postema, Series edited by Jules L. Coleman, Series edited by Antony Duff, Series edited by David Lyons, Series edited by D.Neil MacCormick, Series edited by Stephen R. Munzer, Series edited by Philip Pettit, Series edited by Joseph Raz, Series edited by Jeremy Waldron
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521401500
    ISBN 10: 052140150X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026000, PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A39240000
    BIC subject category V2: LAB
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 345.04
    B&T Approval Code: A39500000
    DC22: 345/.04
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: K5077 .S36 1991
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: QDTS, LAB
    Illustrations note
    index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    26 July 1991
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "Schopp's book is a collection of treasures, to be slowly and carefully unwrapped. It brings the reader to the heart of current debates in action theory, philosophy of mind, social psychology, and metaphysics. It offers a wealth of jurisprudential data and reflection to the legal philosopher, as well as calling to order the intransigent legal and philosophical categories of liability. But most significantly, it vindicates the philosophical enterprise in the legal context, offering up-to-date solutions to some traditional problems that have vexed and embarrassed both law and philosophy." Canadian Philosophical Reviews
    Table of contents
    Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Problematic defenses: insanity; 3. Problematic defenses: automatism; 4. Actions, reasoning, and offenses; 5. Automatism 6. The insanity defense; 7. Moral foundations; Index.