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Published: 19 April 2012

308 Pages


ISBN: 9780199698592

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Manifest Madness

Mental Incapacity in the Criminal Law

Arlie Loughnan

Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

  • This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 International licence
  • Develops a rich, interdisciplinary account of the development of mental incapacity defences in the criminal law, clarifying a notoriously difficult area of the law
  • Traces the law's historical development, charting the shifting social and judicial attitudes to mental health and incapacity
  • Tackles central philosophical problems in ascribing criminal responsibility, making an important contribution to criminal law theory

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