Mental Conditions Defences in the Criminal Law


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Mental condition defenses have been used in several high-profile and controversial criminal trials in recent years. indeed, mental abnormality is increasingly an important yet complex source of defense within the criminal trial process. The author offers a detailed critical analysis of those defenses within the Criminal Law where the accused relies on some form of mental abnormality as a source of defense. Topics covered include: the defenses of automatism, insanity, diminished responsibility, and infanticide; self-induced ...

Mental Conditions Defences in the Criminal Law 1995, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198259954