Psychopathy, diminished capacity and responsibility

In A. Felthouse & H. Saß (eds.), The international handbook of psychopathic disorders and the law: Laws and policies, vol II. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 275–301 (2007)

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This chapter contains sections titled: Evolution of Diminished Capacity and Diminished Responsibility Defense Evidence of Psychopathy as a Disorder: The Core and Associated Features of Psychopathy A Rationale for Diminished Capacity and Responsibility in Psychopaths. The Affective and Interpersonal Impairment in Psychopaths Neurobiological Factors in Psychopathy and How they May Impact Diminished Capacity The Role of the Forensic Consultant Can the Presence of Psychopathy Constitute a Diminished Capacity/Responsibility Defense? Conditions that are Comorbid with Psychopathy or Can be Mistaken for Psychopathy that May Affect Culpability Concerns in the Evaluation of Diminished Capacity and Responsibility in Psychopathy Conclusion
Keywords psychopathy and criminal responsibility  diminished capacity and diminished responsibility concepts  neurobiological factors-authors review  conviction and sentencing psychopaths  extreme emotional disturbance (EED)
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