The Insanity Defense Multidisciplinary Views on its History Trends and Controversies

Author: Mark D. White
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831815
Format: PDF, ePub
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How often is the defense of insanity or temporary insanity for accused criminals valid—or is it ever legitimate? This unique work presents multidisciplinary viewpoints that explain, support, and critique the insanity defense as it stands. • Presents multidisciplinary coverage of this important topic—one that is typically polarizing for members of the general public • Includes discussions of new advances in neuroscience that have revived debates regarding free will, culpability, and punishment • Illustrates points with widely publicized and televised trials that have recently increased public awareness of the insanity defense as well as heated debates over its justification

The Criminal Law Handbook

Author: Paul Bergman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324711
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and—most important—the options for suspects, defendants, and victims. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer. In plain English, The Criminal Law Handbook covers: search and seizure arrest, booking, and bail Miranda arraignment plea bargains trials sentencing working with defense attorneys common defenses constitutional rights juvenile court preliminary hearings appeals, and public defenders This edition is completely updated, covering the latest changes in criminal and U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.

Criminological and Forensic Psychology

Author: Helen Gavin
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 1526455242
Format: PDF, Docs
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The second edition of Criminological and Forensic Psychology is an even more theoretically rigorous, practically relevant, engaging and fun introduction to this broad and fascinating field. It covers both the conceptual basis within which psychology knowledge is applied in forensic contexts and the practical applications of psychology to the criminal civil justice systems. Key Features: Case studies feature in every chapter and place students in the full context of a criminal case, showing them how psychological theories can be used to explain real-life crimes. In-depth exploration of the fascinating courtroom process including separate chapters on the Defendant’s Mind and The Jury. A dedicated chapter on research methods specific to forensic psychology to help students do their research project around this topic, covering the final year and post-graduate research. A new chapter on Intimate relationship aggression: Domestic Violence and Domestic Homicide Online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions, additional case studies and links to further readings

Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw

Author: Martin Roth
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149853967X
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The central philosophical issue confronting neurolaw is whether we can reconcile the conception of ourselves as free, responsible agents with the conception of ourselves as complex physical machines. This book develops and defends an account of free and responsible agency that shows how such reconciliation is possible.

The Big Bang Theory und die Philosophie

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644530610
Format: PDF
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Was würde Aristoteles über Sheldon Coopers Leben sagen? Warum würde Thomas Hobbes die Mitbewohner-Vereinbarung gutheißen? Und wen würde Immanuel Kant dafür verspotten, un-unentwirrbare Lügengespinste zu spinnen? «The Big Bang Theory und die Philosophie» liefert die Antworten und verbindet auf unwiderstehlich streberhafte Weise die Theorien der größten Denker der Welt mit Einblicken in die genialen Köpfe der Kult-Serie. Es gibt viele Bücher über Philosophie, doch nur diesem gelingt ein formvollendeter Bogenschlag zu Darth Vader, Mr. Spock, Wolverine, Superman, Green Lantern und «World of Warcraft». Bazinga!

Robocalypse

Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426411199
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In einem Labor experimentieren Wissenschaftler mit einer überlegenen künstlichen Intelligenz – bis sie beginnt, sich zu wehren: ARCHOS bringt sämtliche Maschinen der Welt unter seine Kontrolle, vom kleinsten Computer bis zum tödlichen Waffensystem. Die Robocalypse bringt die Menschheit an den Rand der Auslöschung – doch die Maschinen haben nicht mit dem Mut der Menschen gerechnet...

Normal

Author: Allen Frances
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832187111
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1980 hielt man einen Menschen für normal, wenn er ein Jahr lang um einen nahen Angehörigen trauerte. 1994 empfahl man Psychiatern mindestens zwei Monate Trauerzeit abzuwarten, bevor man Traurigkeit, Schlaflosigkeit, Konzentrationsstörungen und Apathie als behandlungsbedürftige Depression einstufte. Mit dem neuen Katalog psychischer Störungen ›DSM 5‹ wird ab Mai 2013 empfohlen, schon nach wenigen Wochen die Alarmglocken zu läuten. Vor einer Inflation der Diagnosen in der Psychiatrie warnt deshalb der international renommierte Psychiater Allen Frances. Er zeigt auf, welche brisanten Konsequenzen die Veröffentlichung haben wird: Alltäg-liche und zum Leben gehörende Sorgen und Seelenzustände werden als behandlungsbedürftige, geistige Krankheiten kategorisiert. Verständlich und kenntnisreich schildert Allen Frances, was diese Änderungen bedeuten, wie es zu der überhandnehmenden Pathologisierung allgemein-menschlicher Verhaltensweisen kommen konnte, welche Interessen dahinterstecken und welche Gegenmaßnahmen es gibt. Ein fundamentales Buch über Geschichte, Gegenwart und Zukunft psychiatrischer Diagnosen sowie über die Grenzen der Psychiatrie – und ein eindrückliches Plädoyer für das Recht, normal zu sein.

Jahrbuch Fur Wissenschaft Und Ethik

Author: Ludger Honnefelder
Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110182521
Format: PDF, Docs
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This year, the 10th volume of the jahrbuch fur Wissenschaft und Ethik (Yearbook of Science and Ethics) is being published. Ever since its first publication in 1996, the yearbook has been a standard, offering scientific essays, minutes on projects and conferences, as well as, representative documentaion of relevant scientific-ethical legal paragraphs and texts, in addition to rules and statements of important national and international organisations, thus mirroring and enhancing the current debate about ethics in scientific research and its applications.