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Delusions and Responsibility for Action: Insights from the Breivik Case

Abstract:

What factors should be taken into account when attributing criminal responsibility to perpetrators of severe crimes? We discuss the Breivik case, and the considerations which led to holding Breivik accountable for his criminal acts. We put some pressure on the view that experiencing certain psychiatric symptoms or receiving a certain psychiatric diagnosis is sufficient to establish criminal insanity. We also argue that the presence of delusional beliefs, often regarded as a key factor in dete...

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10.1007/s12152-013-9198-4

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Publisher:
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Journal:
Neuroethics
Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Pages:
377-382
Publication date:
2014-11-23
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EISSN:
1874-5504
ISSN:
1874-5490
URN:
uuid:4f24670b-0cb9-49fc-8f74-e93dedea457f
Source identifiers:
492715
Local pid:
pubs:492715
Language:
English
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