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Psychiatric Aspects of Justification, Excuse and Mitigation in Anglo-American Criminal Law : The Jurisprudence of Mental Abnormality in Anglo-American Criminal Law.

Author/Creator:
Buchanan, Alec.
Publication:
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (162 pages)
Series:
Forensic Focus Ser.
Forensic Focus Ser.
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Subjects:
Insanity (Law) -- Great Britain.
Insanity (Law) -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Violent crimes committed by the mentally disordered attract academic and public attention. They raise issues of moral responsibility and public protection. This study systematically analyses the principles underlying those legal and medical devices which enable the courts to make special arrangements for the mentally disordered.
Contents:
Intro
Psychiatric Aspects of Justification, Excuse and Mitigation in Anglo-American Criminal Law
Contents
PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
1. Preliminaries
2. The Theory of Justification and Excuse
3. Psychiatric Aspects of Mitigation
4. How Can Mental States Excuse?
5. What Does the Law Allow to Excuse?
6. Drawbacks of the Present Provision
7. Alternatives to the Present Provision
8. Summary
CASES CITED
REFERENCES
SUBJECT INDEX
AUTHOR INDEX.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Buchanan, Alec Psychiatric Aspects of Justification, Excuse and Mitigation in Anglo-American Criminal Law
ISBN:
9781846420054
9781853027970
OCLC:
923646637