Insanity: murder, madness, and the law

The insanity defense is one of the oldest fixtures of the Anglo-American legal tradition. Though it is available to people chraged with virtually any crime, and is often employed without controversy, homicide defendants who raise the insanity defense are often viewed by the public and even the legal...

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Main Author: Ewing, Charles Patrick (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford [u.a.] Oxford University Press 2008
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Summary:The insanity defense is one of the oldest fixtures of the Anglo-American legal tradition. Though it is available to people chraged with virtually any crime, and is often employed without controversy, homicide defendants who raise the insanity defense are often viewed by the public and even the legal system as trying to get away with murder. Often it seems that legal result of an insanity defense is unpredictable and is determined not by the defendant's mental state, but by their lawyer's and psychologist's influence. From the thousands of murder cases in which defendants have claimed insanity plea, while others were rejected. Some of the defendants remain household names years after the fact, like Jack Ruby, while others were never nationally publicizied ... (Quelle: Text Verlagseinband / Verlag)
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XXV, 188 S
ISBN:019532613X
9780195326130