2B Body, Mind in History - 2 Psychiatry the Law CYST...

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2: Psychiatry & the Law CYST sitting on the arachnoid membrane cannot testify, must be identified and explained its properties have to be inferred emblematic of the conflicting fields of expertise, tying together areas of court and medicine o What question should the judge ask the neuroscientist before this evidence is presented to the jury? Q1. Would it have any effect on Mr Weinstein’s actions and behavior? Q2. What does ‘proper’ functioning and behavior mean? How would you define what is ‘normal’? o For the law to find you culpable of a crime, you don’t have to be 100% coherent, 100% conscious, or clairvoyant in terms of the consequences, you only have to have a reasonable amount of intelligence, and a reasonable amount of coherence! What are the implications on behavior? Are those implications likely to go beyond what we would expect form any reasonable person in terms of the consequences of their behavior? Q3. At what moment did the cyst come into existence? When did this occur? When did the crime occur? o It’s very possible for a person to progressively become deranged as they are awaiting trial. Q4. How will you know when you know enough about the brain, to tell us exactly what these implications are? Neuroscientist testimony:: o theoretically, yes, we think it has an effect Judge: I need some concrete evidence. Can you tell us…
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