Book Chapter

Incapacity and Insanity: Do We Need the Insanity Defence?

Citation

Duff RA (2015) Incapacity and Insanity: Do We Need the Insanity Defence?. In: Livings B, Reed A & Wake N (eds.) Mental Condition Defences and the Criminal Justice System: Perspectives from Law and Medicine. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 159-177. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/mental-condition-defences-and-the-criminal-justice-system

Abstract
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.

Keywords
Law Commission; insanity defence; incapacity

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21960
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Publisher URLhttp://www.cambridgescholars.com/…l-justice-system
Place of publicationCambridge
ISBN978-1-4438-7161-7