A UNIQUE HALLMARK OF CRIMINAL LAW is that it concerns itself with the moral culpability of offenders. Penal theory has long purported to align with the prevalent orthodoxies of criminology, which have been increasingly informed by cognitive science. Recent advancements in brain imaging and neuroscience have revealed a growing ability to target structural and functional impairments that predispose psychopathy and violent tendencies. Neurointerventions, Crime, and Punishment delineates the ethical objections to the use of brain interventions, or “neurointerventions” (NIs) on offenders within a criminal justice framework for the purpose of crime prevention.
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"Neurointerventions, Crime, and Punishment: Ethical Considerations by Jesper Ryberg."
Osgoode Hall Law Journal