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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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HERNANDEZ ARGUEDAS, Florybeth. La imputabilidad e inimputabilidad desde el punto de vista médico legal. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.2, pp.83-97. ISSN 2215-5287.

The accountability is a legal term, which is defined as the ability of a person to understand the consequences that will bring the voluntary performance of an unlawful act, and as such should be responsible and accountable for the act committed. The legal physician must know how to proceed on the criminal processes of individuals attributable but mainly to determine the conditions that generate an abolition or reduction of accountability so that these people are candidates for obtaining measures of healing security primarily protect society.

Keywords : Liability; insanity; diminished accountability; crime; responsibility; guilt; criminal; neuroscience; human genome; society; security measure; Penal Code; Service Center for the Mentally Diseases in Conflict with the Law.

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