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The Role of Mental Illness in Criminal Trials: V. 1. History of Mental Illness in Criminal Cases - The English Tradition (eBook)

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ISBN13: 9781135729332
ISBN: 0815340621
Published: December 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: eBook (ePub)
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This compendium brings together the major legal precedents and legal commentaries that have defined the role of mental illness in criminal trials throughout U.S history. The set will consider, among other issues, the evolution of the Supreme Court's position on the insanity defense and mental retardation, how these affect one's competency to stand trial or be executed, and how these affect culpability and punishment. This collection reprints in facsimile the most influential scholarship published in this subject area. The thematically-organized volumes are available individually or as a set.

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'The Trial of Edward Arnold,' 16 State Trials 695 (1723) (English Reports). Robinson, Daniel N. Wild Beasts and Idle Humours: The Insanity Defense from Antiquity to the Present (Harvard University Press, 1996). 'Hadfield's Case,' 16 State Trials 1282 (1800) (English Reports). O'Reilly-Fleming, Thomas. 'From Beasts to Bedlam: Hadfield, the Regency Crisis, M'Naghten and the 'Mad' Business in Britain, 1788-1843,' Journal of Psychiatry & Law 20 (1992). 'Oxford's Case,' 4 State Trials (new series) 498 (1840) (English Reports). 'The Case of Daniel M'Naghten,' 4 State Trials (new series) 847 (1843) (reprinted in Sir Roger Ormrod, The McNaughton Case and Its Predecessors, Daniel McNaughton: His Trial and Aftermath, Donald J. West and Alexander Walk, Eds. (Gaskell Books, 1977). Moran, Richard. 'The House of Lords Debate,' in Knowing Right from Wrong: The Insanity Defense of Daniel McNaughtan (The Free Press, 1981). Sir Roger Ormrod, The McNaughton Case and Its Predecessors, Daniel McNaughton: His Trial and Aftermath, Donald J. West and Alexander Walk, Eds. (Gaskell Books, 1977).