Mental Illness as a Defense Essay by The Research Group

Mental Illness as a Defense
Reviews current law in California and the U.S. on the insanity defense.
# 69856 | 2,300 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Law (General) , Psychology (General)

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This paper reviews current law in the United States and in California on the insanity defense in criminal trials. It looks at the historical roots of mental illness as a defense and the application of rights and the rules of law. The paper cites cases.

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"Historically the roots of the legal notion that mental abnormality instability or insanity should be considered in assessing criminal liability date back to Greece before the birth of Christ. Based in large measure ..."

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