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Thinking about the Insanity Defense

Thinking about the Insanity Defense

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions with Case Examples

  • Author: Ellsworth Fersch,Ellsworth Lapham Fersch
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595344127
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 276
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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.

Cases of insanity

Cases of insanity

with medical, moral, and philosophical observations and essays upon them. Pt. 1

  • Author: Matthew Allen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 212
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Insanity

Insanity

Murder, Madness, and the Law

  • Author: Charles Patrick Ewing
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198043690
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 224
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The insanity defense is one of the oldest fixtures of the Anglo-American legal tradition. Though it is available to people charged 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 defendants mental state, but by their lawyers and psychologists influence. From the thousands of murder cases in which defendants have claimed insanity, Doctor Ewing has chosen ten of the most influential and widely varied. Some were successful in their 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 publicized. Regardless of the circumstances, each case considered here was extremely controversial, hotly contested, and relied heavily on lengthy testimony by expert psychologists and psychiatrists. Several of them played a major role in shaping the criminal justice system as we know it today. In this book, Ewing skillfully conveys the psychological and legal drama of each case, while providing important and fresh professional insights. For the legal or psychological professional, as well as the interested reader, Insanity will take you into the minds of some of the most incomprehensible murderers of our age.

A Treatise on Insanity and Other Disorders Affecting the Mind

A Treatise on Insanity and Other Disorders Affecting the Mind

  • Author: James Cowles Prichard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Insanity (Law)
  • Page: 337
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Insanity

Insanity

A Study of Major Psychiatric Disorders

  • Author: Robert G. Priest,J. Steinert
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136894691
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 416
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First Published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Conducting Insanity Evaluations

Conducting Insanity Evaluations

  • Author: Richard Rogers,Daniel W. Shuman
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 9781572305212
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 371
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Forensic professionals are brought up to date on key issues surrounding insanity investigations, including the legal standards applied to criminal responsibility. The book provides research-based guidelines for interview-based assessments, psychological testing and other specialized procedures, and forensic reports and testimony.

Ideology and Insanity

Ideology and Insanity

Essays on the Psychiatric Dehumanization of Man

  • Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815602569
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 265
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This volume contains the earliest essays, going back more than thirty years, in which the author staked out his position on 'the nature, scope, methods, and values of psychiatry.'

The Age of Insanity

The Age of Insanity

Modernity and Mental Health

  • Author: John F. Schumaker
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275970529
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 224
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The often misunderstood "modern person syndrome" is a disorder linked to the conditions of living in our contemporary society. The author argues that the conditions of modernity have introduced new processes, forces, and cultural motivations that have major implications for all aspects of mental health and social well being. This innovative approach to mental health seeks to explain a variety of psychological trends, including the steep rise in depression, the sharp increase in the prevalence of existential disorders, and the emergence of consumption disorders. Schumaker illuminates the emerging patterns and also offers new and more effective intervention and prevention strategies.

Insanity

Insanity

The Idea and Its Consequences

  • Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815604600
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 414
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The idea of insanity pervades every aspect of our daily lives. Thomas Szasz contends that the term actually functions as a euphemism for problems in living, as an excuse for crime and misbehaviour, as a stigma for invalidating adversaries - and, generally, as a metaphor and legal fiction.

Mental Maladies; a Treatise on Insanity

Mental Maladies; a Treatise on Insanity

  • Author: Etienne Esquirol
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Insanity (Law)
  • Page: 496
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