Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

Author: Dorothy Otnow Lewis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409007790
Format: PDF
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A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries -and the chilling encounters that led to them. From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. Concluding with a chilling interview with an executioner -a killer sanctioned by the state - Guilty by Reason of Insanity is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment and the law itself.

Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Author: Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ivy Books
ISBN: 0307556557
Format: PDF, Docs
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A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries--and the chilling encounters that led to them. From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment, and the law itself. From the Paperback edition.

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Author: Victor Wirtanen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781984230454
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Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity covers my ten plus year struggle with mental illness. From clubbing in Portland, Oregon, Tijuana, Mexico, and Tacoma, Washington, to ending up in Federal Prison doing burpees with a Nazi Skinhead, this book is a tell all. Also covered is my strong faith in the Old Apostolic Lutheran Faith and how this has helped me with my recovery.

Thinking about the Insanity Defense

Author: Ellsworth Fersch
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595344127
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Thinking About the Insanity Defense answers ninety-seven frequently asked questions and presents sixteen case examples in easily understood language. This volume provides a clear and compelling introduction to one of the most important topics in the relation between psychology and law. Compiled by members of a Harvard seminar, it directs attention to the issues most often raised by the general public and by students of social science and criminal justice. The frequently asked questions about the insanity defense address: its history and psychological aspects; the effects of different standards for determining insanity; the arguments for its retention, abolition, and revision; media and other responses to it; controversies around pre- and post-conviction commitment; and the roles of psychologists, psychiatrists, and lawyers. The case examples illustrate a variety of outcomes and include individuals who were: found not guilty by reason of insanity; found guilty even though mentally ill; and not charged because of mental illness. The extensive bibliography directs students and citizens interested in psychology, law, and criminal justice to further cases and analyses. The insanity defense is one of the most significant topics in psychoforensics. This brief and readable book is the first place to look for what most people want to know about the insanity defense.

Plea of Insanity

Author: Jilliane Hoffman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141889357
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The prosecutor Julia Valentine. Young and ambitious and facing a case that could catapult her career. The defendant David Marquette. A successful Miami attorney and devoted family man. The victims his own wife and three small children. The plea Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. The perfect father and husband, David Marquette seemingly just snapped one night without reason. His experienced defence team claims it was the paranoid delusions and auditory hallucinations caused by schizophrenia that drove him to execute his entire family. But the state suspects Marquette's insanity defence is being manufactured to disguise murders that were cold-blooded and calculated. Even worse, it believes Marquette may be a suspect in a string of unsolved homicides across the state, which would make him one of the most prolific and elusive serial killers in Florida history. The trial will take Julia on a painful personal journey back into her own past - a past she has struggled for fifteen years to forget. And it will bring her face to face with a future that is so frightening, she's not sure she ever wants to see it.

Insanity

Author: Charles Patrick Ewing
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198043690
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The insanity defense is one of the oldest fixtures of the Anglo-American legal tradition. Though it is available to people charged with virtually any crime, and is often employed without controversy, homicide defendants who raise the insanity defense are often viewed by the public and even the legal system as trying to get away with murder. Often it seems that legal result of an insanity defense is unpredictable, and is determined not by the defendants mental state, but by their lawyers and psychologists influence. From the thousands of murder cases in which defendants have claimed insanity, Doctor Ewing has chosen ten of the most influential and widely varied. Some were successful in their insanity plea, while others were rejected. Some of the defendants remain household names years after the fact, like Jack Ruby, while others were never nationally publicized. Regardless of the circumstances, each case considered here was extremely controversial, hotly contested, and relied heavily on lengthy testimony by expert psychologists and psychiatrists. Several of them played a major role in shaping the criminal justice system as we know it today. In this book, Ewing skillfully conveys the psychological and legal drama of each case, while providing important and fresh professional insights. For the legal or psychological professional, as well as the interested reader, Insanity will take you into the minds of some of the most incomprehensible murderers of our age.

Attorney for the Damned

Author: Denis Woychuk
Publisher:
ISBN:
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A prominent lawyer for the criminally insane recounts some of his most dramatic and bizarre cases while considering how his career has affected him as a human being and profiling the troubled American justice system. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Crime and madness

Author: Thomas Maeder
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN:
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Traces the origins and the history of the insanity defense in the British and American legal systems, from the thirteenth century to the present, and examines current efforts to change the law, legal and psychiatric issues, and case histories