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(p. 3) The Legal Context 

(p. 3) The Legal Context
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(p. 3) The Legal Context
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Ira K. Packer

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195324853.003.0001
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date: 14 October 2019

Chapter 1 considers the legal context of criminal responsibility evaluation, the purpose of the insanity defense, the evolution of legal standards for insanity (including the M'Naghten Standard, the ‘Durham’ Rule, the American Law Institute standard, the Hinckley Case, diminished capacity, extreme emotional disturbance, Clark v Arizona) and legal procedures.

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