Neuro-rehabilitation: A vision for a new justice system
- “No, killing people is wrong.” and/or
- “I believe in ‘an eye for an eye'”: a (mis)interpretation of the Abrahamic Tradition by individuals who want to justify vengeance.
In 2000, the man began collecting sex magazines and visiting pornographic web sites, focusing much of his attention on images of children and adolescents… When he started making subtle advances on his young stepdaughter, his wife called police. He was arrested for child molestation.
The day before he was to be sentenced to prison, the man walked into the emergency room with a headache. …An MRI revealed the tumor, and it was cut out days later.The man’s behavior began to improve…The man eventually moved back home with his wife and stepdaughter.
About a year later, the tumor partially grew back and the man started to collect pornography again. He had another operation last year, and his urges again subsided.”
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Rommelfanger, K. (2011). Neuro-rehabilitation: A vision for a new justice system. The Neuroethics Blog. Retrieved on