Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

Author: Dorothy Otnow Lewis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409007790
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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.

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
Format: PDF
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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.

Vater unser

Author: Jilliane Hoffman
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644220611
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Vater, Mutter, Kind Mord in Miami. Der Täter: der angesehene Chirurg Dr. David Marquette. Die Opfer: seine Frau und die drei kleinen Kinder. Ist der Familienvater psychisch krank – oder hat er kaltblütig gemordet? Verbirgt sich in ihm womöglich ein lang gesuchter Serienkiller, wie Detective John Latarrino glaubt? Staatsanwältin Julia Valenciano will die Wahrheit herausfinden, gegen alle Widerstände. Die lauern auch in ihrer eigenen Vergangenheit, die sie seit fünfzehn Jahren erfolgreich verdrängt.

Plea of Insanity

Author: Jilliane Hoffman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141889357
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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.

Die Jury

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641110238
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Gerechtigkeit oder Rache? Ein zehnjähriges Mädchen wird brutal misshandelt und vergewaltigt. Ihr Vater, Carl Lee Hailey, übt Selbstjustiz und tötet die geständigen Täter, als sie nach einer ersten Anhörung den Gerichtssaal verlassen. Mord oder Hinrichtung? Gerechtigkeit oder Rache? Das Verfahren gegen Hailey gerät zum Sensationsprozess. Staatsanwalt und Richter sind Weiße, Hailey ist ein Schwarzer.

American Sniper

Author: Chris Kyle
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864138027
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Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel" ... In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Seine Frau Taya schildert in bewegenden Einschüben, wie der Krieg sich nicht nur auf ihre Ehe und ihre Kinder auswirkte, sondern auch auf ihren Mann. American Sniper ist das Psychogramm eines Scharfschützen und ein fesselnder Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Krieg, den nur ein Mann erzählen kann.