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If their brain is truly wired differently, can they be held accountable for their actions? There is no doubt that their actions are harmful to others, but what if they are incapable of other behavior? Then again, if they get to adulthood and aren't in prison, that indicates that they CAN moderate their behavior to some extent, at least enough to get what they want some of the time. You can't manipulate other people if you don't understand what manipulation is about and how to model believable behavior long enough to sucker them.
It used to be that the reality of wrongful conviction was the only thing I had against capital punishment. If psychopaths actually have neural abnormalities to make them what they are, that would also give me pause.
The neuroscience of psychopathy reports some intriguing findings.
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