Narrare l'incomprensibile tra infermità mentale, sapere esperto e tecniche neuroscientifiche

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Telling the incomprehensible between mental illness, expert knowledge and neuroscientific techniques

Lara Ferla, Lara Ferla

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The article deals with the issue of mental illness as a cause of exclusion of criminal responsibility. Faced with apparently incomprehensible criminal behavior, because characterized by particular brutality or because it is the expression of an unprecedented violence in existential dimensions marked by "normality", the survey focuses on the relevance of the so-called raptus as an explanation of some criminal phenomena and on the difference - often not easy to define - between total defect and partial defect of mind. Also in the light of the results of recent legal proceedings, the paper underlines the need for an effective interdisciplinary cooperation between criminal law and psychological and empirical-social sciences, in the search for useful categories to understand and evaluate criminal behavior. The survey also reflects on the potential of modern neuroscientific techniques for the purpose of ascertaining imputability and criminal responsibility.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Telling the incomprehensible between mental illness, expert knowledge and neuroscientific techniques
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationProva scientifica, ragionamento probatorio e decisione giudiziale
EditorsMARTA BERTOLINO, GIULIO UBERTIS
Pages281-318
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze giuridiche, Atti di Convegni - 1 -

Keywords

  • Criminal responsibility
  • Infermità mentale
  • Mental illness
  • Neurosciences
  • Neuroscienze
  • Prova scientifica
  • Responsabilità penale
  • Scientific evidence

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