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Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment
Using fMRI, a novel experimental design is implemented to functionally dissociate the mechanisms underlying evaluation, integration, and decision that were conflated in previous studies of third-party punishment, providing a blueprint of the brain mechanisms by which neutral third parties render punishment decisions. Expand
The Crime/Tort Distinction: Legal Doctrine and Normative Perspectives
This essay provides an overview of the crime/tort distinction. It first investigates some of the fundamental differences between criminal law and tort law in doctrine and legal structure. It thenExpand
Ignorance and Mistake of Criminal Law, Noncriminal Law, and Fact
After clarifying the distinction between mistakes of fact and mistakes of law, this article explores in detail an important distinction within the category of mistake of law, between mistake aboutExpand
Dworkin's Two Principles of Dignity: An Unsatisfactory Nonconsequentialist Account of Interpersonal Moral Duties
In his ambitious and wide-ranging new book, Justice for Hedgehogs, Ronald Dworkin offers an alternative to consequentialist theories of law, political morality, moral duties, and personal ethics.Expand
Tort Negligence, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Tradeoffs: A Closer Look at the Controversy
What is the proper role of cost-benefit analysis in understanding the tort concept of negligence or reasonable care? A straightforward question, you might think. But it is a question that manages toExpand
Decoding Guilty Minds: How Jurors Attribute Knowledge and Guilt
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy (2008) Dissertation: Essays in Political Science, Psychology, and Law, two papers in each discipline, original psychologyExpand
The Language of Mens Rea
This article answers two key questions. First: Do jurors understand and apply the criminal mental state categories the way that the widely influential Model Penal Code (MPC) assumes? Second: If not,Expand
The Logic of Egalitarian Norms
"The Logic of Egalitarian Norms" was prompted by a recent article by Christopher J. Peters, "Equality Revisited," 110 Harv. L. Rev. 1210 (1997), arguing that the concept of equality isExpand
Justification in Private Law