THE INSANITY DEFENSE

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Thinking About The Insanity Defense

Author : Ellsworth Fersch
ISBN : 9780595344123
Genre : Law
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Thinking About the Insanity Defense answers ninety-seven frequently asked questions and presents sixteen case examples in easily understood language. This volume provides a clear and compelling introduction to one of the most important topics in the relation between psychology and law. Compiled by members of a Harvard seminar, it directs attention to the issues most often raised by the general public and by students of social science and criminal justice. The frequently asked questions about the insanity defense address: its history and psychological aspects; the effects of different standards for determining insanity; the arguments for its retention, abolition, and revision; media and other responses to it; controversies around pre- and post-conviction commitment; and the roles of psychologists, psychiatrists, and lawyers. The case examples illustrate a variety of outcomes and include individuals who were: found not guilty by reason of insanity; found guilty even though mentally ill; and not charged because of mental illness. The extensive bibliography directs students and citizens interested in psychology, law, and criminal justice to further cases and analyses. The insanity defense is one of the most significant topics in psychoforensics. This brief and readable book is the first place to look for what most people want to know about the insanity defense.
Category: Law

The Insanity Defense The World Over

Author : Simon
ISBN : 9780739130049
Genre : Social Science
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The Defense of Insanity, The World Over is the 10th in a series of books that examines and compares social issues or social problems from an explicitly comparative perspective. This volume examines and compares the criteria and procedures surrounding the defense of insanity across twenty-two countries. In addition to the criteria for each of the countries, Simon and Ahn-Redding report the burden of proof; whether this burden is on the side of the defense or the prosecution; the degree, beyond a reasonable doubt or by a preponderance of the evidence; the form the verdict takes; who typically decides, a judge or a jury; what role experts play in the proceedings; and what happens to the defendant if he or she is found not guilty by reason of insanity. The Defense of Insanity, The World Over provides a history of the defense of insanity going as far back as ancient Greek and Roman societies including the development of the defense in modern legal codes beginning with the British criteria in 1265. This one-of-a-kind study also looks at how the defense of insanity is treated in Jewish and Islamic law. Simon and Ahn-Redding have crafted an expert study that will appeal to scholar of sociology, criminal justice, and international studies.
Category: Social Science

The Role Of Mental Illness In Criminal Trials The Insanity Defense

Author : Jane Campbell Moriarty
ISBN : 081534063X
Genre : Law
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.
Category: Law

The Insanity Defense American Developments

Author : Jane Moriarty
ISBN : 9781135729547
Genre : Reference
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Insanity Defense

Author : Abraham S. Goldstein
ISBN : UOM:39015002431792
Genre : Criminal liability
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Category: Criminal liability

Limiting The Insanity Defense

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Law
ISBN : PSU:000047045873
Genre : Insanity
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Evil Or Ill

Author : Lawrie Reznek
ISBN : 9781134705771
Genre : Philosophy
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Lawrie Reznek addresses these questions and more in his controversial investigation of the insanity defense in Evil or Ill? Drawing from countless intriguing case examples, he aims to understand the concept of an excuse, and explains why the law excuses certain actions and not others. In his easily accessible and elegant style, he explains that in law, there exists two excuses derived from Aristotle: the excuses of ignorance and compulsion. Reznek, however proposes a third excuse - the excuse of character change. In introducing this third excuse, Reznek raises a controversial possibility - the abolition of the insanity defence.
Category: Philosophy

Attacks On The Insanity Defense

Author : Clarence Ray Jeffery
ISBN : UOM:39015011061499
Genre : Biological psychiatry
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Category: Biological psychiatry

The Insanity Defense Multidisciplinary Views On Its History Trends And Controversies

Author : Mark D. White
ISBN : 9781440831812
Genre : Law
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How often is the defense of insanity or temporary insanity for accused criminals valid—or is it ever legitimate? This unique work presents multidisciplinary viewpoints that explain, support, and critique the insanity defense as it stands. • Presents multidisciplinary coverage of this important topic—one that is typically polarizing for members of the general public • Includes discussions of new advances in neuroscience that have revived debates regarding free will, culpability, and punishment • Illustrates points with widely publicized and televised trials that have recently increased public awareness of the insanity defense as well as heated debates over its justification
Category: Law

The Insanity Defense

Author : Donald H. J. Hermann
ISBN : UOM:39015004002328
Genre : Law
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Category: Law