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NCJ Number: 40260 Find in a Library
Title: STANDARDS OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE INSANITY DEFENSE AND POLICE POWER COMMITMENTS - A PROPOSAL FOR A UNIFORM STANDARD
Journal: MINNESOTA LAW REVIEW  Volume:60  Issue:6  Dated:(JUNE 1976)  Pages:1289-1302
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota Law School
Institute on Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF CERTAIN SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE INSANITY DEFENSE AND THE COMMITMENT OF NON-DANGEROUS MENTALLY ILL INDIVIDUALS, WITH THE PROPOSAL THAT THE DEFINITION OF BOTH BE MADE UNIFORM.
Abstract: THE CURRENT JUDICIAL TESTS OF THE INSANITY DEFENSE AND LEGISLATURE STANDARDS OF POLICE POWER COMMITMENTS ARE REVIEWED AND COMPARED. THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WTH VAGUE AND INCONSISTENT STATUTORY LANGUAGE ARE DISCUSSED AS WELL AS THE DANGERS OF BROAD PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS. THE SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS OF INSANITY DEFENDANTS AND NON-DANGEROUS MENTALLY ILL INDIVIDUALS ARE CONTRASTED WITH THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCES IN THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE INSANITY DEFENSE AND POLICE POWER COMMITMENT....MSP
Index Term(s): Civil commitment; Comparative analysis; Insanity defense; Mental disorders; Police
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