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Psychiatric Aspects of Justification, Excuse and Mitigation: The Jurisprudence of Mental Abnormality in Anglo-American Criminal Law

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ISBN13: 9781853027970
ISBN: 1853027979
Published: November 1999
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99

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Buchanan examines three fundamental precepts in criminal law: justification, excuse and mitigation. He gives a philosophical analysis, as well as discussing current legal provision for mentally disordered offenders in England and America. The author also combines a jurisprudential analysis of justification, excuse and mitigation with a discussion of current legal provision for metnally disordered offenders.

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Criminal Law
The theory of justification and excuse; psychiatric aspects of mitigation; how can mental states excuse?; what does the law allow to excuse?; drawbacks of the present provision; alternatives to the present provision.