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The Resource Bioprediction, biomarkers, and bad behavior : scientific, legal, and ethical challenges, edited by Ilina Singh, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong, Julian Savulescu

Bioprediction, biomarkers, and bad behavior : scientific, legal, and ethical challenges, edited by Ilina Singh, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong, Julian Savulescu

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Bioprediction, biomarkers, and bad behavior : scientific, legal, and ethical challenges
Title
Bioprediction, biomarkers, and bad behavior
Title remainder
scientific, legal, and ethical challenges
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ilina Singh, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong, Julian Savulescu
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many decisions in the legal system and elsewhere depend on predictions of bad behaviors, including crimes and mental illnesses. Some scientists have suggested recently that these predictions can become more accurate and useful if they are based in part on biological information, such as brain structure and function, genes, and hormones. The prospect of such bioprediction, however, raises serious concerns about errors and injustice. Can biological information significantly increase the accuracy of predictions of bad behavior? Will innocent or harmless people be mistakenly treated as if they were guilty or dangerous? Is it fair to keep people in prisons or mental institutions longer because of their biology? Will these new instruments of bioprediction be abused in practice within current institutions? Is bioprediction worth the cost? Do we want our government to use biology in this way? All of these scientific, legal, and ethical questions are discussed in this volume. The contributors are prominent neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, ethicists, and legal scholars. This volume will interest everyone with hopes that bioprediction will solve problems or fears that bioprediction will be applied unjustly. -- Publisher website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.2/4
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6047
LC item number
.B56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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  • Singh, Ilina
  • Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter
  • Savulescu, Julian
Series statement
Oxford series in neuroscience, law, and philosophy
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  • Criminal behavior
  • Mental illness
  • Genetic markers
  • Psychology, Pathological
Label
Bioprediction, biomarkers, and bad behavior : scientific, legal, and ethical challenges, edited by Ilina Singh, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong, Julian Savulescu
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
835619555
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199321452
Lccn
2013011019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)835619555
Label
Bioprediction, biomarkers, and bad behavior : scientific, legal, and ethical challenges, edited by Ilina Singh, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong, Julian Savulescu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
835619555
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199321452
Lccn
2013011019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)835619555

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