In The Criminal Brain, Nicole Rafter first lays out the concept of ‘moral insanity.’

In The Criminal Brain, Nicole Rafter first lays out the concept of ‘moral insanity.’ Rafter discusses the concept from an American perspective (Rush), a French perspective (Pinel), and an English one (Prichard).

What did ‘moral insanity’ mean? How did each of these theorists differ in their approach to the concept – and what were the implications for criminology as a science?

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