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The insanity defense

Author: Richard Worth; Austin Sarat
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Crime, justice, and punishment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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This book presents a historical summary of the origins and development of the insanity defense as well as an analysis of the methods for deciding when the criminally insane can and should be allowed to reenter society.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Worth; Austin Sarat
ISBN: 0791042944 9780791042946
OCLC Number: 44764182
Description: 99 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Insanity and the legal system --
The M'Naghten Rule --
The case of John Hinckley Jr. --
The battle of the experts --
Who is insane? --
The Unabomber: a case of diminished capacity? --
When should they walk the streets again?
Series Title: Crime, justice, and punishment.
Responsibility: Richard Worth ; Austin Sarat, general editor.

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