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Article: Murder: The Abnormal Mind-Mad or Just Bad

TitleMurder: The Abnormal Mind-Mad or Just Bad
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherSingapore Academy of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sal.org.sg/SALPublications-Journal.htm
Citation
Singapore Academy of Law Journal, 2008, v. 20, p. 662-676 How to Cite?
AbstractThis discussion explores some difficult issues concerning the interaction of law and psychiatry in the context of the defence of diminished responsibility in murder trials. It suggests that the uncertainty of the science, and of the criminal law, combine with certain rules of criminal procedure and punishment to create a situation where mentally abnormal accused persons who kill are put through an unnecessary life and death gamble in the criminal process. It ends with a plea to both the legal and psychiatric professions to pause and think of more creative and acceptable ways to deal with a defence of mental abnormality to a charge of murder.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198509
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dc.contributor.authorHor, MYMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T07:14:12Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-07T07:14:12Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationSingapore Academy of Law Journal, 2008, v. 20, p. 662-676en_US
dc.identifier.issn0218-2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198509-
dc.description.abstractThis discussion explores some difficult issues concerning the interaction of law and psychiatry in the context of the defence of diminished responsibility in murder trials. It suggests that the uncertainty of the science, and of the criminal law, combine with certain rules of criminal procedure and punishment to create a situation where mentally abnormal accused persons who kill are put through an unnecessary life and death gamble in the criminal process. It ends with a plea to both the legal and psychiatric professions to pause and think of more creative and acceptable ways to deal with a defence of mental abnormality to a charge of murder.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSingapore Academy of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sal.org.sg/SALPublications-Journal.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSingapore Academy of Law Journalen_US
dc.titleMurder: The Abnormal Mind-Mad or Just Baden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHor, MYM: mhor@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.volume20en_US
dc.identifier.spage662en_US
dc.identifier.epage676en_US
dc.publisher.placeSingaporeen_US

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