• Anglický jazyk

Insanity Defense

Autor: Frederic P. Miller

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In criminal trials, the insanity defenses are possible defenses by excuse, an affirmative defense by which defendants argue that they should not be held criminally liable for breaking the law, as they were legally... Viac o knihe

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In criminal trials, the insanity defenses are possible defenses by excuse, an affirmative defense by which defendants argue that they should not be held criminally liable for breaking the law, as they were legally insane at the time of the commission of alleged crimes. A defendant attempting such a defense will often be required to first undergo a mental examination. The legal definition of "insane" in this context is quite different from psychiatric definitions of "mentally ill". When the insanity defense is successful, the defendant is usually committed to a psychiatric hospital. In the United Kingdom and the United States, use of the defense is rare, and it is more common to rely upon a state of temporary mental impairment. In the United States, a state of temporary mental impairment is not a legal defense, but is rather a mitigating factor referred to as "diminished capacity". Mitigating factors including things not eligible for the insanity defense, such as intoxication may lead to reduced charges or reduced sentences.

  • Vydavateľstvo: Alphascript Publishing
  • Rok vydania: 2009
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 223 x 149 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9786130249465

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