Paul J. Litton Publications

Academic Journals

Traumatic Brain Injury and a Divergence Between Moral and Criminal Responsibility, __ DUQUESNE LAW REVIEW __ (forthcoming 2018) (symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury & the Law).

Crime, Punishment, and Causation: The Effect of Etiological Information on the Perception of Moral Agency with Philip Robbins, __ PSYCHOLOGY, PUBLIC POLICY, AND LAW __ (forthcoming 2017).

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On the Argument that Execution Protocol Reform is Biomedical Research, 90 WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW ONLINE 76 (2015)

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Is Psychological Research on Self-Control Relevant to Criminal Law?, 11 OHIO STATE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW 725 (2014)

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Symposium Foreword: Bombshell or Baby Step? The Ramifications of Miller v. Alabama for Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy, 78 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 1003 (Fall 2013)

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Physician Participation in Executions, the Morality of Capital Punishment, and the Practical Implications of Their Relationship, 41 JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE AND ETHICS 333 (2013)

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A More Persuasive Justification for Pediatric Research, 12 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS 44 (2012)

The Undue Influence of Causation, 11:8 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS p.19-20 (2011)

What Do Physician-Investigators Owe Patients Who Participate in Research with Franklin G. Miller, v.304 (13) JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (October 6, 2010)

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Responsibility Theory and Psychopathy, v.5 no.8 PHILOSOPHY COMPASS 676 (2010)

Responsibility Status of the Psychopath: On Moral Reasoning and Rational Self-Governance, Symposium: Living on the Edge: The Margins of Legal Personhood, 39 RUTGERS LAW JOURNAL 349 (2008)

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Non-Beneficial Pediatric Research and the Best Interest Standard: A Reconciliation, 8 YALE JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY LAW AND ETHICS 359 (2008)

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'Nanoethics'? What's New?, 37 HASTINGS CENTER REPORT 22 (2007)

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The Insignificance of Choice and Wallace's Normative Approach to Responsibility, 26 no.1 LAW AND PHILOSOPHY 67 (January 2007)

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Defending the Distinction Between Research and Medical Care, 6 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS 63 (July-August 2006)

ADHD, Values, and the Self: A Commentary on Singh, 5 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS 65 (2005)

The ‘Abuse Excuse’ in Capital Sentencing Trials: Is it Relevant to Responsibility, Punishment, or Neither?, 42 AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW 1027 (2005)

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A Normative Justification for Distinguishing the Ethics of Clinical Research from the Ethics of Medical Care with Franklin G. Miller, 33 JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE & ETHICS 566 (Fall 2005)

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Book Chapters/Collected Works

The Mistaken Quest for a Control Test: For a Rationality Standard of Sanity, in THE INSANITY DEFENSE: MULTIDISCIPLINARY VIEWS ON ITS HISTORY, TRENDS, AND CONTROVERSIES (ed. Mark D. White, Praeger, 2017).

Criminal Law and Psychopathy: Do Psychopaths Have a Right to Excuse?, in HANDBOOK ON PSYCHOPATHY AND LAW (eds. Kent Kiehl & Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Oxford University Press, 2013)

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Unexplained, False Assumptions Underlie Kelman's Skepticism, in CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS (eds. Paul H. Robinson, Stephen Garvey, & Kimberly Ferzan, Oxford University Press, 2009)

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Against Integrationsim, in CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS, (eds. Paul H. Robinson, Stephen Garvey, & Kimberly Ferzan, Oxford University Press, 2009)

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Other Publications

Op-Ed., When the Punishment Doesn’t Fit the Crime with Douglas A. Copeland and Harold L. Lowenstein, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, March 15, 2012 (also printed in THE KANSAS CITY STAR, March 14, 2012)

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Why the Lethal Injection Drug Debated by the Supreme Court Today is Unconstitutional with David B. Waisel, THE NEW REPUBLIC, April 29, 2015

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Op-Ed., Sotomayor Would Have to Make Value Judgments: 'Follow the Law!' does not answer questions on gay marriage, abortion, and life imprisonment for juveniles, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, July 8, 2009

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