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Title: Incapacity and Insanity: Do We Need the Insanity Defence?
Author(s): Duff, R A
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Editor(s): Livings, B
Reed, A
Wake, N
Citation: Duff RA (2015) Incapacity and Insanity: Do We Need the Insanity Defence?. In: Livings B, Reed A & Wake N (eds.) Mental Condition Defences and the Criminal Justice System: Perspectives from Law and Medicine. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 159-177.
Keywords: Law Commission
insanity defence
Issue Date: 2015
Date Deposited: 8-Jul-2015
Abstract: A critical discussion of the English Law Commission's Discussion Paper 'Criminal Liability: Insanity and Automatism' suggesting that the logic of theirt argument points towards abolishing the insnaity defence in favour of an "incapacity' defence.
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