Cherie Fernandes

Cherie Fernandes

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Redefining Justice: Updating Criminal Law to Reflect a New Understanding of the Mind

Redefining Justice: Updating Criminal Law to Reflect a New Understanding of the Mind


Abstract The foremost approach to assigning punishment to crime is premised on the idea of free will; an individual lives in a society on the condition that he/she obeys a certain set of rules, and if said individual freely acts in a way that violates these rules, proportionate retribution is in order. New questions arise, however, when scientis...