Diritto penale, infermità mentale e neuroscienze

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Criminal law, mental illness and neuroscience

Marta Bertolino

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The contribution analyzes the most recent developments which, in the context of the assessment of criminal liability, derive from the comparison with new technologies, in particular with neuroscientific techniques. In areas of great importance such as the investigation into imputability, the judge is called to deal with expert knowledge, which in the neuroscientific field raises numerous uncertainties. The judge is asked, in particular, to be able to take advantage of the contents offered by expert knowledge, so as to ensure the balance of the collective interest of the social defense with that, guarantee, of the accused in a decision that actually reflects his guilt and his need for education and recovery, including in the form of treatment and care. In the final part of the survey, the recent proposal to modify the current provisions on imputability is also taken into consideration.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Criminal law, mental illness and neuroscience
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)13-51
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Imputabilità
  • Neuroscienze
  • Responsabilità penale
  • biases
  • criminal liability
  • neurosciences


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