Part I of this Article explains the insanity defense in the United States. Next, Part II discusses some of the brain-based research about mental illness, focusing on schizophrenia research. Then, Part III looks at traumatic brain injury and the relationship among injury, cognition, and behavior. Finally, Part IV explains how a new neuroscience-informed standard might better inform our moral decision making about legal insanity.
Jane Campbell Moriarty,
Seeing Voices: Potential Neuroscience Contributions to a Reconstruction of Legal Insanity,
85 Fordham L. Rev. 599
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/flr/vol85/iss2/10