The Insanity Defense

The Insanity Defense

Multidisciplinary Views on Its History, Trends, and Controversies

Book - 2017
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How often is the defense of insanity or temporary insanity for accused criminals valid--or is it ever legitimate? This unique work presents multidisciplinary viewpoints that explain, support, and critique the insanity defense as it stands.

* Presents multidisciplinary coverage of this important topic--one that is typically polarizing for members of the general public

* Includes discussions of new advances in neuroscience that have revived debates regarding free will, culpability, and punishment

* Illustrates points with widely publicized and televised trials that have recently increased public awareness of the insanity defense as well as heated debates over its justification

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California :, Praeger,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781440831805
Call Number: 345.04 In717
Characteristics: xii, 441 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: White, Mark D. 1971-- Editor


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