Prova scientifica, ragionamento probatorio e decisione giudiziale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Scientific proof, evidentiary reasoning and judicial decision

Marta Bertolino (Editor), Giulio Ubertis (Editor)

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The volume contains the proceedings of the homonymous international interdisciplinary conference held in the Catholic University, Milan, 10-11 October 2014, during which authoritative scholars with scientific expertise in the field of general, cognitive, legal and neuroscientific psychology, of neurobiology, molecular biology, logic and philosophy of science, substantive and procedural criminal law have been confronted on fundamental questions relating to the relationships between scientific knowledge and process, in particular penal. The significant interdisciplinary quality of the contributions offers an in-depth investigation of the empirical foundation of central regulatory concepts for the purpose of judging guilt, such as those of imputability, intent, guilt, social dangerousness, and the respective, complex probative questions that characterize the current horizons of criminal justice. Taking into special consideration the most recent results of genetic and neuroscientific investigations on the reasons of human behavior and studies on probationary and judgment rules, the work offers a detailed survey on the main problematic profiles that characterize the relationships between scientific knowledge and procedural assessment , with particular regard to identifying the criteria of reliability of the scientific proof and the cognitive contribution of the expert, as well as the role of the judge as custodian of the scientific method, in the awareness of the need for an interdisciplinary cooperation conducted within the framework of procedural rules to guarantee the fundamental human rights.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Scientific proof, evidentiary reasoning and judicial decision
Original languageItalian
Number of pages358
ISBN (Print)978-88-243-2382-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

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


  • Decisione giudiziale
  • Judgment
  • Neurosciences
  • Neuroscienze
  • Prova scientifica
  • Scientific evidence


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