Mental Illness as a Defense
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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.
From the Paper:"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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Mental Illness as a Defense (2005, December 01) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/essay/mental-illness-as-a-defense-69856/
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