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Pleading insane

Author: Bill KurtisJonathan TowersChristine BadowskiKurtis Productions.Towers Productions.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : A & E Home Video : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, [1996], ©1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Focuses on the attempt on President Reagan's life in 1981 by John Hinckley. Hinckley's trial would become a pivotal moment in American justice - a nationwide reflection on what it means to plead insane. Hinckley's attorneys saw this as a classic case of a defendant not being responsible for a crime because of insanity. They were successful in that Hinckley was ultimately sent to a mental hospital instead of prison.  Read more...
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Named Person: John W Hinckley
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Kurtis; Jonathan Towers; Christine Badowski; Kurtis Productions.; Towers Productions.; Arts and Entertainment Network.; A & E Home Video.
ISBN: 0767001885 9780767001885
OCLC Number: 37716317
Notes: Broadcast as an episode of the television program: American justice.
Credits: Executive producers, Bill Kurtis, Janathan Towers ; writer/producers, Christine Badowski, Jonathan Towers.
Performer(s): Host/narrator: Bill Kurtis.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: American justice (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Kurtis Productions, Inc. & Towers Productions, Inc. in association with Arts & Entertainment Networks.

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Focuses on the attempt on President Reagan's life in 1981 by John Hinckley. Hinckley's trial would become a pivotal moment in American justice - a nationwide reflection on what it means to plead insane. Hinckley's attorneys saw this as a classic case of a defendant not being responsible for a crime because of insanity. They were successful in that Hinckley was ultimately sent to a mental hospital instead of prison. This program also looks at other prominent cases in which defendants used, or considered using the insanity plea.

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