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Friday Dysfunctional Roundup: Psychopath brain and crime — mitigating or aggravating?

12.04.09: Updated to include remarks regarding more recent mitigation cases.
[previous] A death penalty case involving psychopath brain scans. Diminished responsibility, sez defense. No dice, sez prosecutor – psychopathy is an aggravating factor for sentencing, not mitigating.