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AN OPERATIONAL CONCEPTION OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY
RICHARD G. BOARD
Am J Psychiatry 1956;113:332-336.
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If the operations stemming from a concept comprise its meaning, the meaning of criminal responsibility is defined as deterrent efficiency and/or efficient punishability, quantitative, operational concepts without the metaphysical connotations of moral responsibility. As a consequence, the role of the psychiatrist in the courtroom is specifically revised.

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