Current Controversy: Aggression and the Brain: Structure, Function, and Criminal Responsibility

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    Before John Hinkly tried to assassinate Ronald Regan the requirements for an insanity defense generally included an impairment in either impulse control (" impaired volition ") or knowledge of right and wrong. Afterwards, most states modified their laws such that either the criteria for an insanity defense was narrowed with respect to what " impaired… (More)

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