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Insanity : Murder, Madness, and the Law.

Author: Charles Patrick Ewing
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2008.
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Patrick Ewing
ISBN: 9780198043690 0198043694
OCLC Number: 476242431
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages)
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; 1. JACOB RUBENSTEIN; 2. ROBERT TORSNEY; 3. DAVID BERKOWITZ; 4. JOHN WAYNE GACY, JR; 5. ARTHUR SHAWCROSS; 6. SCOTT PANETTI; 7. ERIC SMITH; 8. ANDREW GOLDSTEIN; 9. ERIC MICHAEL CLARK; 10. ANDREA YATES; Epilogue; Notes; Index.

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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, D.

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