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Published: 04 January 1996

280 Pages

ISBN: 9780198259954

Bookseller Code (06)

Mental Conditions Defences in the Criminal Law

R. D. Mackay

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

  • A detailed critical analysis of those defenses within the Criminal Law where the accused relies on some form of mental abnormality as a source of defense.
  • Topics covered include: the defenses of automatism, insanity, diminished responsibility, and infanticide; self-induced incapacity; and the doctrine of fault.
  • Drawing upon a wide variety of legal, psychiatric, and philosophical sources, this is a timely contribution to a controversial and complex topic.

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