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William Watson

CRIME AND THE MIND LECTURE 1 - 4 different models of the mind. The law is based on the fact that each model contributes to our understanding of criminal behavior. *Traditional legal model * Psychological model (psychiatry is included) * social/political models A) B) - the law connects to the mind with the common doctrine of intent you should only punish people when they are purposely committing a crime 1) Traditional legal model  intention.  it is a form of VOLUNTARISM- some say we make voluntary choices which we can be responsible  we are in control of our own behaviour and should be punished 2) Psychological model - DETERMINISM (opposite from voluntary) - We are NOT making choices. When we choose between 2 colour suits it is not a choice, there is psychological connection determining a choice - when people commit crimes they are not responsible for it. They didn’t have a choice committing a crime - Becomes an excuse - we usually think of the mind as a psychologist does. We tend to accept the physiological model more than the traditional legal. We think of the mind psychologically.  when we think of the medieval world we know that they are not scientists but humans are inventive and made diff weapons. When the doctorine of intent was made (you are only blamed based on your intent). They weren’t ingenious  in the renaissance they were more interested in machines and architects. They made clocks. Clocks are a metophor for the notion of the movement of the planets. To understand the motion of the hands you need to understand inside the clock. Its not because of god or magic. You open the back to see what makes it go. It’s the initution that whatever you are experiencing there must be a complex inner working of the mind that make it possible. What were thinking must have a clockwork inside that makes it happen - to understand the mind allows us to know the inside, not whats outside - * we don’t want to know just about thoughts and actions but THE INNER WORKINGS THAT MAKE IT POSSIBLE ie neuroscience, info processing. UNDERSTANDING THE INNER WORKING MAKES US UNDERSTAND THE MIND - Nature of machines: machines have 3 parts 1) power mechanism 2) steering 3) carriage capacity. A car only works when you have all the bits working together.Things can go wrong in the machine ie the engine. Presyshological model - they talked about the experience of the mind itself. They don’t need apparatace to figure it out but Consciousness and thought. They are interested in inner workings that make it possible. These 3 parts aren’t like a machine  you can take it away conceptually 1) REASON or intellect 2) WILL or volition 3) EMOTION or feeling Reason  your mind is always engaged in reason. It is always thinking  if you think about mundane actions and constrained actions - ie mundane actions- if you don’t have many pens and you are in class you remember you need pens and you went to shoppers. You reasoned your way there, reminding yourself. ** The mind has reason they don’t say that they have inner workings to do that. It refers to reason itself. Reason itself is of interest. The doctorine that follows.. you understand actions by understanding reason - you buy it because you can understand the reason. Not reasoning power but reasons for doing it (*what do you have in mind) what do you have in mind going to shoppers Will  we are not talking about inne
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