Criminal responsibility and mental illness.
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Criminal responsibility and mental illness. by Francis Antony Whitlock

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Published by Butterworths in London .
Written in English


  • Insanity (Law) -- Jurisprudence.

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Paginationviii, 156 p.
Number of Pages156
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Open LibraryOL14515711M

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Review degrees of psychopathy in the context of criminal culpability. A practice-enhancing reference for forensic psychiatrists and psychologists, and legal professionals, Mental Disorder and Criminal Law challenges readers to reexamine the life-and-death questions at the core of their work. Insanity, Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibility is a unique attempt to evaluate the insanity defence from the standpoint of modern psychiatry and neurophysiology. The book's leitmotif is that the modern psychiatric conception of mental illness as a cognitive failing is essential to the development of a sound criterion of exculpatory insanity Cited by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvii, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: I. The law, crime, and mental disease. 1. Criminal intent and. Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System Karen Freeman INTRODUCTION It has long been recognised that there is widespread community fear and misunderstanding of people who suffer from mental illness. Community attitudes concerning mentally ill offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system are no exception. Much of the.