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Application of Lurian Approach to Assessment of Perpetrators of Crimes
KnE Life Sciences
The central question in law is whether a defendant is responsible for his/her wrongdoing. Recent progress in neuroscience, especially in brain imaging, has shown potential for finding more objective tools for the evaluation of brain disorders. In the case of perpetrators, damage to the prefrontal area is believed to be of relevance in criminal responsibility, since it modulates and controls aggressive urges originating from the limbic system. To absolve guilt, a brain scan would have to showdoi:10.18502/kls.v4i8.3299 fatcat:hbaslz7c65e4pjbqfggvfdgkgi