Saturday, September 3, 2011

FYiPOST: Another “Brain Mitigation” Criminal Sentence from Italy

Two years ago, an Italian appellate court made the news by reducing the sentence of a murderer, Abdelmalek Bayout, based on brain scan evidence and on his possession of certain genetic variations, including the "low activity" version of the MAO-A gene.  Nature 2009.  The trial court had cut about three years off of what was expected to have been a 12 year sentence because of issues of mental illness; the appellate court, after getting a more detailed report, shortened the sentence by yet another year.

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Kevin McGrew, PhD
Educational Psychologist