DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1638

Neural Mechanism of Subjective Malignancy’ s Influence on the Decision-making of Simulated Sentencing

Li Yang


In order to facilitate the implementation of criminal judicial decision-making, this article studies the neural mechanism of the subjective malignancy’s influence on the simulated sentencing decision-making. Subjects are randomly recruited and divided into Groups A and B. The results are obtained through the subjects’ responses. Most of the subjects report that the criminal intent of the offender is one of the main bases for the conviction and sentencing, and they feel a conflict when they punish the offender with low malignant intent. The neural basis of sentencing decision-making includes mental brain network, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, intraparietal sulcus and other brain regions.


Judicial Decision, Criminal Intent, Sentencing

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