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Published: 28 August 2018

368 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198788478

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Fitness to Plead

International and Comparative Perspectives

Edited by Ronnie Mackay and Warren Brookbanks

Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

  • Drawing upon the work of leading experts, this collection compares the application of fitness to stand trial across several common law jurisdictions, the civil law regimes of Italy and the Netherlands, and under international law
  • Explores the origin and purpose of the doctrine and details jurisdictional variations in application, as well as evidential and practice issues
  • Signposts avenues for reform by uncovering existing 'soft spots' in the varied legislative models
  • Includes a conclusion by the editors that synthesizes and reflects upon the findings in the individual chapters
  • Essential reading for students approaching the doctrine for the first time; criminal and mental health lawyers, both academic and practitioner; policy makers and legislators; forensic psychiatrists, mental health officials, and psychologists

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