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(insanity defense)
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  • Mentally disordered offenders and the law: Research update on the insanity defense, 2004-2019. [Review]
    Int J Law Psychiatry 2019 Nov - Dec; 67:101507Adjorlolo S, Chan HCO, DeLisi M
  • The insanity defense is among the most controversial legal constructs that has attracted the attention of scholars, practitioners and policy makers. Here, we conducted a systematic review of the literature spanning 2004 to 2019 that produced 58 studies of insanity defense research. Findings are organized according to: (1) assessments and assessment-related issues, (2) juror decision-making in def…
  • Public Perceptions of Moral Insanity in the 19th Century. [Journal Article]
    J Nerv Ment Dis 2019; 207(9):805-814Hanganu-Bresch C
  • The diagnosis of moral insanity was primarily used through the best part of the 19th century to define and justify the psychiatric treatment of a particular type of conduct in which the patient seemed otherwise rational but displayed certain inexplicable and undesirable behaviors deemed socially perverse or "unfit." This article traces the history of this highly contested concept, which mirrors a…
  • Madness and Crime: A Non-Western Historical Perspective. [Journal Article]
    J Nerv Ment Dis 2019; 207(9):740-741Haldipur CV
  • It is generally acknowledged that the insanity defense has its roots in ancient Greek philosophy. There are references to the insanity defense in the works of Plato and Homer. Little, though, is known about how non-Western cultures dealt with the insane who commit crimes. This article focuses on one non-Western culture: ancient India. The author refers to extant medical texts and Sanskrit literat…
  • Neuroscience, criminal responsibility and sentencing in an islamic country: Iran. [Journal Article]
    J Law Biosci 2018; 5(3):724-742Alimardani A
  • The implications of neuroscience in the legal context have been considered in many countries; however, there has been very little (if any) research on the use of neuroscience in criminal law in Iran. Furthermore, because Iran's legal system incorporates Islamic rules, the legal implications of neuroscience might be fundamentally different from those of other countries. Accordingly, this paper wil…
  • The Migration of Arizona's Post-Insanity Defense Procedures to a Modified GBMI Model. [Journal Article]
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2019; 47(2):217-223Kirkorsky SE, Shao W, Bloom JD
  • Arizona's insanity defense and post-insanity procedures have evolved over the last 30 years into a unique system. Arizona moved from a typical M'Naughten-based insanity defense to an adaptation of the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) model and then to its current form, in which the PSRB is cast in a correctional framework. These changes have resulted in a correctional statute, with…
  • A multidisciplinary approach in overkill: Analysis of 13 cases and review of the literature. [Case Reports]
    Forensic Sci Int 2019; 298:402-407Solarino B, Punzi G, … Catanesi R
  • The term overkill usually indicates the infliction of massive injuries by far exceeding the extent necessary to kill the victim. Only few articles or textbooks report this term that is mostly associated with sex-motivated homicides where injuries, generally stabbing, are directed to significant sexual parts of the body. The aim of this study is to shed light on the phenomenon of overkill by revie…
  • America's First M'Naghten Defense and the Origin of the Black Rage Syndrome. [Historical Article]
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2018; 46(4):503-512Weiss KJ, Gupta N
  • The 1843 M'Naghten verdict led to reformulation of the British criminal insanity standard, which American jurisdictions noted. In 1846, New York State tried William Freeman for slaying several members of the Van Nest family at their home near Auburn, New York. Mr. Freeman had been obsessed with false imprisonment for horse theft. His defense attorney, former governor William Seward, sought an ins…
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