"the medicalization of evil"
Interesting thoughts, at The Guardian.
"Today, the medicalisaton of deviant behaviour has made it difficult for us to accept notions of "evil". Nancy J Herman, associate professor of sociology at Central Michigan University, notes that "the diminution of religious imagery of sin, the rise of determinist theories of human behaviour, and the doctrine of cultural relativity" have led further to the exclusion of "evil" from our discourse."
"I want to remind the US and the world of one thing: evil is about choice. Sickness is about the absence of choice."