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Insanity Murder, Madness, and the Law

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ISBN-10: 019532613X

ISBN-13: 9780195326130

Edition: 2008

Authors: Charles Patrick Ewing

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Description:

The insanity defense is one of the oldest fixtures of the Anglo-American legal tradition. Though it is available to people charged with virtually any crime, and is often employed without controversy, homicide defendants who raise the insanity defense are often viewed by the public and even the legal system as trying to get away with murder. Often it seems that legal result of an insanity defense is unpredictable, and is determined not by the defendants mental state, but by their lawyers and psychologists influence. From the thousands of murder cases in which defendants have claimed insanity, Doctor Ewing has chosen ten of the most influential and widely varied. Some were successful in their…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.17" wide x 9.49" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Jacob Rubenstein
Robert Torsney
David Berkowitz
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
Arthur Shawcross
Scott Panetti
Eric Smith
Andrew Goldstein
Eric Michael Clark
Andrea Yates
Epilogue
Notes
Index