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Incapacity and Insanity: Do We Need the Insanity Defence?

Duff RA (2015) Incapacity and Insanity: Do We Need the Insanity Defence?. In: Livings B, Reed A, Wake N (ed.). Mental Condition Defences and the Criminal Justice System: Perspectives from Law and Medicine, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 159-177.

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.

Law Commission; insanity defence; incapacity

EditorLivings B, Reed A, Wake N
AuthorsDuff R A
Publication date2015
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of publicationCambridge
ISBN 978-1-4438-7161-7
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