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Violent crimes committed by the mentally disordered attract academic and public attention. They raise issues of moral responsibility and public protection. This study systematically analyses the principles underlying those legal and medical devices which enable the courts to make special arrangements for the mentally disordered." "This book will be of particular interest to a wide range of professionals in the forensic field, as well as to academics specialising in mental health law and the philosophy of psychiatry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853027970
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: Forensic Focus Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements 9
1 Preliminaries 11
2 The Theory of Justification and Excuse 22
3 Psychiatric Aspects of Mitigation 43
4 How Can Mental States Excuse? 63
5 What Does the Law Allow to Excuse? 84
6 Drawbacks of the Present Provision 108
7 Alternatives to the Present Provision 121
8 Summary 133
Cases Cited 135
References 139
Subject Index 151
Author Index 157
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