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Delusions and Responsibility for Action: Insights from the Breivik Case

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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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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s12152-013-9198-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuroethics Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Pages:
377-382
Publication date:
2014-12-05
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EISSN:
1874-5504
ISSN:
1874-5490
URN:
uuid:7c0f44cc-de64-451b-9cde-2157cc3554e1
Source identifiers:
447365
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pubs:447365
Language:
English
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