Sorting Guilty Minds
Posted: 24 May 2011
Date Written: May 23, 2011
Our behavioral experiments show that subjects are quite good at assessing and then appropriately blaming based on the five Model Penal Code states of mind (purposeful, knowing, reckless, negligent and blameless), with one exception: they are terrible at distinguishing knowing from reckless. This could have significant consequences when the criminal charge is murder.
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