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Abolishing Insanity: Proposals from England and Wales

Catley, Paul (2017). Abolishing Insanity: Proposals from England and Wales. In: White, Mark. D. ed. The Insanity Defense: Multidisciplinary Views on Its History, Trends, and Controversies. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, pp. 273–305.

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The current English criminal law defense of insanity arose out of controversy and remains controversial to this day. This chapter will look at the origins of the current law and then briefly at the development of that law through subsequent cases, before examining proposals for their abolition and their replacement with anew defense better suited to the needs of the 21st century.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 Mark D. White
ISBN: 1-4408-3180-7, 978-1-4408-3180-5
Keywords: insanity; insanity defence; criminal intent
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 48445
Depositing User: Paul Catley
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 10:08
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:26
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