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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Corrado on Preventative Detention and Psychopathy

Corrado michael Michael L. Corrado  (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Some Notes on Preventative Detention and Psychopathy (Law and Psychopathy, Oxford University Press, 2010) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

In this paper I consider whether the psychopath, defined as the person who does not respond to moral considerations, may, if he is determined to be dangerous, be subjected to preventive detention to prevent future crimes, or whether he should be treated as a responsible agent and subjected to some form of punishment after he has committed a crime. I conclude that the psychopath should be held responsible for his behavior and subjected to imprisonment after conviction of a crime.

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