The Insanity Defense
Multidisciplinary Views on Its History, Trends, and ControversiesBook - 2017
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