insanity defense


Summary: A legal concept that an accused is not criminally responsible if, at the time of committing the act, the person was laboring under such a defect of reason from disease of the mind as not to know the nature and quality of the act done or if the act was known, to not have known that what was done was wrong. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Trial rights and psychotropic drugs: the case against administering involuntary medications to a defendant during trial
    Dora W Klein
    Vanderbilt University Law School, USA
    Vanderbilt Law Rev 55:165-218. 2002
  2. ncbi [Is there a reason to criminalize psychiatric patients to create treatment facilities for them?]
    Marc Graf
    Psychiatr Prax 30:105-7. 2003
  3. ncbi A healer or an executioner? The proper role of a psychiatrist in a criminal justice system
    Gregory Dolin
    J Law Health 17:169-216. 2002
  4. ncbi Asperger's disorder and murder
    Donna M Schwartz-Watts
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 15 Medical Park, Suite 102, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 33:390-3. 2005
  5. ncbi Older people
    Graeme Yorston
    St Andrews Hospital, Northampton, UK
    Crim Behav Ment Health 14:S56-7. 2004
  6. ncbi Neuroimage evidence and the insanity defense
    N J Schweitzer
    Sandra Day O Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe
    Behav Sci Law 29:592-607. 2011
  7. ncbi An overview of correctional psychiatry
    Jeffrey Metzner
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, 3300 East First Avenue, Denver, CO 80206, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 29:761-72. 2006
  8. ncbi Highlights
    John W Parry
    Ment Phys Disabil Law Rep 30:8-10. 2006
  9. ncbi Mental disorder and crime
    Pamela J Taylor
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
    Crim Behav Ment Health 14:S31-6. 2004
  10. pmc The matter of forensic psychiatry: a historical enquiry
    Svein Atle Skålevåg
    Stein Rokkan Senter, Nygårdsgaten 5, N 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Med Hist 50:49-68. 2006

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  1. ncbi Trial rights and psychotropic drugs: the case against administering involuntary medications to a defendant during trial
    Dora W Klein
    Vanderbilt University Law School, USA
    Vanderbilt Law Rev 55:165-218. 2002
  2. ncbi [Is there a reason to criminalize psychiatric patients to create treatment facilities for them?]
    Marc Graf
    Psychiatr Prax 30:105-7. 2003
  3. ncbi A healer or an executioner? The proper role of a psychiatrist in a criminal justice system
    Gregory Dolin
    J Law Health 17:169-216. 2002
  4. ncbi Asperger's disorder and murder
    Donna M Schwartz-Watts
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 15 Medical Park, Suite 102, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 33:390-3. 2005
    ..Three cases are presented in which defendants with diagnosed Asperger's disorder were charged with murder. Specific symptoms in this disorder are discussed as they relate to issues of diminished capacity and criminal responsibility...
  5. ncbi Older people
    Graeme Yorston
    St Andrews Hospital, Northampton, UK
    Crim Behav Ment Health 14:S56-7. 2004
  6. ncbi Neuroimage evidence and the insanity defense
    N J Schweitzer
    Sandra Day O Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe
    Behav Sci Law 29:592-607. 2011
    ..Despite the non-influence of neuroimagery, however, jurors who were not provided with a neuroimage indicated that they believed neuroimagery would have been the most helpful kind of evidence in their evaluations of the defendant...
  7. ncbi An overview of correctional psychiatry
    Jeffrey Metzner
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, 3300 East First Avenue, Denver, CO 80206, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 29:761-72. 2006
    ..Though there is a role for advocacy from those supporting or opposed to such environments, there is also a need for objective, scientifically rigorous study of these units and the people who live there...
  8. ncbi Highlights
    John W Parry
    Ment Phys Disabil Law Rep 30:8-10. 2006
  9. ncbi Mental disorder and crime
    Pamela J Taylor
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
    Crim Behav Ment Health 14:S31-6. 2004
  10. pmc The matter of forensic psychiatry: a historical enquiry
    Svein Atle Skålevåg
    Stein Rokkan Senter, Nygårdsgaten 5, N 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Med Hist 50:49-68. 2006
  11. ncbi Commentary: getting at the truth about pathological lying
    Don Grubin
    Department of Forensic Psychiatry, St Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK NE3 3XT
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 33:350-3. 2005
  12. ncbi [Crime and insanity. 1932]
    Helgi Tomasson
    Laeknabladid 91:23-8. 2005
  13. ncbi The use of the insanity defense as a jail diversion mechanism for mentally ill persons charged with misdemeanors
    Michele N Schaefer
    Connecticut Mental Health Center, 34 Park St, New Haven, CT 06518, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 33:79-84. 2005 used to defer mentally ill misdemeanants (in addition to felons) from the criminal justice system: the insanity defense, with subsequent placement of the individual under Psychiatric Security Review Board jurisdiction...
  14. ncbi [Stalking: problems in differentiation between aberrant social behaviour and mental disorders]
    E Habermeyer
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Zentrum für Nervenheilkunde der Universität Rostock
    Gesundheitswesen 66:337-40. 2004
    ..This may entail unfavourable consequences to be discussed in this paper...
  15. ncbi [Problems in legislation on the therapy and observation of mentally disordered offenders]
    Tadashi Nakajima
    Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi 105:1427-30. 2003
  16. ncbi Filicidal mothers and the impact of psychosis on maternal filicide
    Catherine F Lewis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 2103, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 31:459-70. 2003
    ..Psychotic women were as likely as nonpsychotic women to have used alcohol or illegal drugs at the time of the filicide...
  17. ncbi Confessions and expert testimony
    Kenneth J Weiss
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, Camden, NJ, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 31:451-8. 2003
    ..The conditions are: Mental illness, Intoxication, Retardation, Acquiescence, Narcotic withdrawal, Deception, and Abuse. These are discussed, supported by examples from the author's practice...
  18. ncbi Response to Simon: Legal relevance demands that evil be defined and standardized
    Michael Welner
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 31:417-21. 2003
  19. ncbi Madness on trial
    John Cornwall
    Science and Human Dimension Project, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK
    New Sci 177:27. 2003
  20. ncbi Insanity acquittee outcomes in New Zealand
    Jeremy Skipworth
    Medlicott Unit and Regional Forensic Psychiatry Service, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:1003-9. 2006
    ..This paper examines clinical and forensic outcomes for defendants found not guilty by reason of insanity in New Zealand, and explores the implications for policy development and clinical rehabilitation in this population...
  21. ncbi The differing views on insanity of two nineteenth century forensic psychiatrists
    Allen D Spiegel
    J Community Health 31:430-51. 2006
    ..S. courtroom; and the fourth was the trial of the assassin of President James A. Garfield. Pointedly, their differing viewpoints still remain controversial today...
  22. ncbi [Forensic psychiatry]
    Jean Pierre Olie
    L Académie nationale de médecine, Service de Santé mentale et de thérapeutique, Hopital Sainte Anne, 1, rue Cabanis 75014 Paris
    Bull Acad Natl Med 192:381-9; discussion 389-91. 2008
    ..Psychiatrists have a special duty to inform on advances and uncertainties in their field, in terms of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment...
  23. ncbi Civil commitment and the criminal insanity plea in Israeli law
    Josef A Toib
    University of Virginia, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 31:308-18. 2008
    ..Whatever the appropriate solution for Israel, surely the first requirement is recognition of the problem...
  24. ncbi Instilling hope into forensic treatment: the antidote to despair and desperation
    Marc Hillbrand
    Department of Psychiatry, Connecticut Valley Hospital, Box 351, Middletown, CT 06457, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:90-4. 2008
  25. ncbi When killing isn't murder: psychiatric and psychological defences to murder when the insanity defence is not applicable
    Anthony Samuels
    Director of Training, Justice Health, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 15:474-9. 2007
    ..The charges of murder and manslaughter are outlined. Self-defence, sane and insane automatism, provocation, diminished responsibility, duress, necessity and novel defences are discussed...
  26. ncbi Examining Harry Thaw's "brain-storm" defense: APA and ANA presidents as expert witnesses in a 1907 trial
    Emil R Pinta
    Department of Psychiatry, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Psychiatr Q 79:83-9. 2008
    ..In spite of a strict test for mental nonresponsibility, the jury did not return a murder verdict...
  27. ncbi [The rights of criminally insane individuals]
    Ludmila Cerqueira Correia
    Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 23:1995-2002. 2007
    ..Respect for human rights is not synonymous with impunity...
  28. ncbi The insanity defence: from wild beasts to M'Naghten
    Stephen Allnutt
    Forensic Mental Health Service, Justice Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 15:292-8. 2007
    ..Discussion is offered on the role of expert evidence in addressing the 'ultimate issue' before the courts. Significant case law in relation to the insanity defence is highlighted...
  29. ncbi The treatment of personality-disordered offenders in Germany
    Robert L Trestman
    Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 1410, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 35:229-34. 2007
    ..Current treatment approaches and programs are described. Research initiatives and future directions for the system, and comparisons with the system in the United States conclude the article...
  30. ncbi Commentary: intoxication and settled insanity--unsettled matters
    Gregory B Leong
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 35:183-7. 2007
    ..However, the current nosology and knowledge base reveal ambiguity and unresolved questions about the present science related to settled insanity...
  31. ncbi Intoxication and settled insanity: a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity
    Jeff Feix
    Central State Hospital, Forensic Unit, 26317 Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 35:172-82. 2007
    ..jurisdictions in which settled insanity is specifically allowed as an acceptable threshold condition for the insanity defense define the concept as a permanent condition resulting from substance abuse, rather than the effects of ..
  32. ncbi [Placement and treatment of mentally ill offenders--basic concepts and service provision in European Union Member States]
    Hans Joachim Salize
    Zentralinstitut fur Seelische Gesundheit Mannheim, Mannheim
    Psychiatr Prax 34:388-94. 2007
    ..European overviews are missing. Major indicators have not been standardized yet, which is a serious obstacle for cross-boundary comparisons...
  33. ncbi Alcohol-induced sleepwalking or confusional arousal as a defense to criminal behavior: a review of scientific evidence, methods and forensic considerations
    Mark R Pressman
    Sleep Medicine Services, The Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA 19096, USA
    J Sleep Res 16:198-212. 2007
  34. ncbi The place of culture in forensic psychiatry
    Laurence J Kirmayer
    Jewish General Hospital, 4333 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal QC H3T 1E4, Canada
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 35:98-102. 2007
    ..Cultural factors are not only relevant to the experience of specific groups but pervade the entire judicial system shaping the process of moral and legal reasoning...
  35. ncbi [Investigation of verdicts in lawsuits involving competency to stand trial]
    Naoshi Nakajima
    Tama Aoba Hospital
    Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi 108:1128-41. 2006
    ..The author also introduced some assessment tools used for assessing competency to stand trial in the United States...
  36. ncbi The impossible dialogue between psychiatry and the judicial system: a language problem
    Zvi Zemishlany
    Geha Mental Health Center, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 43:150-4; discussion 155-8. 2006
    ..The two systems can be complementary only if both sides make a serious effort to communicate and respect each other's principles and language...
  37. ncbi The dynamic appraisal of situational aggression: an instrument to assess risk for imminent aggression in psychiatric inpatients
    James R P Ogloff
    Monash University, Thomas Embling Hospital, Locked Bag 10, Fairfield, Victoria 3078, Australia
    Behav Sci Law 24:799-813. 2006
    ..Empirical analyses and clinical experience support the efficacy of the instrument in assisting clinical staff in the identification and management of inpatient aggression...
  38. ncbi Beyond Dusky and Godinez: competency before and after trial
    Michael L Perlin
    New York Law School, 57 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Behav Sci Law 21:297-310. 2003
    ..This article discusses this range of issues, assesses the factors relied upon by courts in deciding these cases and attempts to offer an agenda for future scholarly developments in this area...
  39. ncbi Stalking and serious violence
    David V James
    North London Forensic Service, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, UK
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 31:432-9. 2003
    ..Different degrees of violence have different associations. This has implications for the development of violence prediction instruments and for violence prevention in stalking...
  40. ncbi Prediction of dangerousness in mentally disordered offenders in Germany
    Dieter Seifert
    Institute of Forensic Psychiatry, University Polytechnic of Essen, Rhineland Clinics Essen, Virchowstrasse 174, 45147 Essen, Germany
    Int J Law Psychiatry 25:51-66. 2002
  41. ncbi Was it murder or insanity? Reactions to a successful paroxysmal insanity plea in 1865
    A D Spiegel
    Preventive Medicine and Community Health, State University of New York, Health Science Center College of Medicine, Brooklyn 11203
    Women Health 18:69-86. 1992
    ..By merely changing the antebellum language, the reactions could be recycled into our current tabloid newspapers and titillating TV programs as if the tragedy occurred yesterday...
  42. ncbi Juveniles on trial
    Kathleen M Quinn
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk P57, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 11:719-30. 2002
  43. ncbi Criminal responsibility assessment in Switzerland: changes and continuity
    G Niveau
    Forensic Psychiatry Unit, , Avenue de Champel 9, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Eur Psychiatry 16:483-90. 2001
    ..However, the population that undergoes psychiatric assessments nowadays has changed considerably...
  44. ncbi Reduced punishment for murder in Israel: what constitutes a severe mental disorder?
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine, Natania, Israel
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 30:291-4. 2002
  45. ncbi "Too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity": Some therapeutic jurisprudence dilemmas in the representation of criminal defendants in incompetency and insanity cases
    Michael L Perlin
    New York Law School, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 33:475-81. 2010
    ..This gambit would also allow us to address-in a more successful way than has ever yet been done-the problems raised by the omnipresence of ineffective counsel in cases involving defendants with mental disabilities...
  46. ncbi What judges and lawyers think about the testimony of mental health experts: a survey of the courts and bar
    R E Redding
    Villanova University School of Law, PA 19085 1682, USA
    Behav Sci Law 19:583-94. 2001
    ..Using a hypothetical insanity defense case, we compared the preferences of Virginia judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys for different types ..
  47. ncbi Should a personality disorder qualify as a mental disease in insanity adjudication?
    Richard J Bonnie
    University of Virginia, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 38:760-3. 2010
    The determinative issue in applying the insanity defense is whether the defendant experienced a legally relevant functional impairment at the time of the offense...
  48. ncbi Psychopathic disorders and criminal responsibility in the USA
    Alan R Felthous
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, 1438 South Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 260:S137-41. 2010
    The insanity defense in the United States is available to provide a legal excuse for those whose criminal acts were due to serious mental illness...
  49. ncbi The defense of extreme emotional disturbance in New York County: pleas and outcomes
    Stuart M Kirschner
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 445 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Behav Sci Law 20:47-50. 2002
    A number of studies have investigated the use of the insanity defense; however, there are few reports on the use of other types of psychiatric defenses...
  50. ncbi Culture and formulations of homicide: two case studies
    Horacio Fabrega
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatry 67:178-96. 2004
    ..The evolution of the insanity defense in Anglo-American society has culminated in assigning to psychiatry and psychology the important task of ..
  51. ncbi The effects of rehabilitative voir dire on juror bias and decision making
    Caroline B Crocker
    Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, 445 W 59th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Law Hum Behav 34:212-26. 2010
    ..Rehabilitation influenced insanity defense attitudes and perceptions of the defendant's mental state, and decreased scaled guilt judgments compared to ..
  52. ncbi Are there lessons to be learned from a more scientific approach to mental condition defences?
    Lisa Claydon
    Department of Law, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1QY, United Kingdom
    Int J Law Psychiatry 35:88-98. 2012
    ..It is argued that the more nuanced Dutch approach to mental condition defences warrants very serious consideration by those charged with making proposals to reform the English law...
  53. ncbi Infanticide up close: reflecting on Andrea Yates
    Deborah C Peel
    Tex Med 98:11-2. 2002
  54. ncbi Dissociative identity disorder: Medicolegal challenges
    Helen M Farrell
    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 39:402-6. 2011
    ..perspectives on DID, presents cases that illustrate the legal implications and controversies of raising an insanity defense based on multiple personalities, and examines the role of forensic experts asked to comment on DID with the ..
  55. ncbi [Unusual questions of evidence in a case of offensive post-mortem dismemberment]
    Burkhard Madea
    Aus dem Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität Bonn
    Arch Kriminol 225:46-60. 2010
    ..In addition, some issues to be answered such as the detection of bloodstains on nonporous surfaces by means of leucocrystalviolet and the time of heat exposure of burned body parts are dealt with...
  56. ncbi Fratricide: a forensic psychiatric perspective
    Dominique Bourget
    Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:529-33. 2006
    ..We raise some issues relevant to treatment and prevention, including the fact that most cases are alcohol-related, impulsive, and unpredictable until the moment they occur...
  57. ncbi The effects of neuroimaging and brain injury on insanity defenses
    Jessica R Gurley
    Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Sam HoustonState University, Huntsville, TX 77341 2447, USA
    Behav Sci Law 26:85-97. 2008
  58. doi [The problem of infanticide]
    Wolfgang Gaebel
    Nervenarzt 79:856-7. 2008
  59. ncbi Folie à deux in forensic setting
    N A Kraya
    Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service, Health Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 31:883-8. 1997
    ..The paper is also written to draw attention to the potential risks involved in this type of case and to accent patterns in psychopathology and in legal outcomes...
  60. ncbi Venirepersons's attitudes toward the insanity defense: developing, refining, and validating a scale
    Jennifer L Skeem
    Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154 5030, USA
    Law Hum Behav 28:623-48. 2004
    Given the prevalence and predictive strength of negative attitudes toward the insanity defense, we conducted three studies with 426 venirepersons to develop an understanding and a measure of public attitudes toward the insanity defense...
  61. ncbi Abolition of the insanity defense violates due process
    Stephen J Morse
    Jd, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6204
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 41:488-95. 2013
    ..the authors submitted to the United States Supreme Court, first provides the moral argument in favor of the insanity defense. It considers and rejects the most important moral counterargument and suggests that jurisdictions have ..
  62. ncbi Neurologic disorder and criminal responsibility
    Gideon Yaffe
    Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, USA Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 118:345-56. 2013 the mental state that is required for guilt for the crime; and whether or not he or she is deserving of an insanity defense. The discussion demonstrates that a just determination of whether a sufferer from a neurologic disorder is ..
  63. ncbi Commentary: Update on assessing risk for violence among stalkers
    Donna M Schwartz-Watts
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 31:440-3. 2003
  64. ncbi Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: can diminished responsibility diminish criminal behaviour?
    Mansfield Mela
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 0W8
    Int J Law Psychiatry 36:46-54. 2013
  65. ncbi [Medico-legal aspects]
    F Petitjean
    Hopital Sainte Anne, 1, rue Cabanis, 75014 Paris
    Encephale 29:S5-7. 2003
  66. ncbi [Plea for forensic aftercare--results from an evaluation of forensic ambulances in Germany (area: "Rheinland")]
    Dieter Seifert
    Psychiatr Prax 30:235-41. 2003
    ..Our target is to develop minimum standards or essential pillars for successful ambulance work by taking all participants of the reintegration process into account...
  67. ncbi Treating incompetent defendants: the Supreme Court's decision is a tough Sell
    Paul S Appelbaum
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1335-6,1341. 2003
  68. ncbi Assessing fitness to stand trial: the utility of the Fitness Interview Test (revised edition)
    P A Zapf
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348, USA
    Can J Psychiatry 46:426-32. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: We discuss the implications for evaluating fitness to stand trial, particularly in terms of the need for community-based alternatives to traditional forensic assessments...
  69. ncbi "New" public management of mentally disordered offenders: Part I. A cautionary tale
    Nancy Wolff
    Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Institute for Health, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1293, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 25:15-28. 2002
  70. ncbi Psychiatric comorbidity in forensic psychiatry
    Tija Zarković Palijan
    Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Hospital Dr Ivan Barbot, 44 317 Popovaca, Croatia
    Psychiatr Danub 21:429-36. 2009
  71. ncbi Prevalence and treatment of personality disorders in Dutch forensic mental health services
    Corine De Ruiter
    Department of Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 35:92-7. 2007
    ..Current treatment modalities are described. Research initiatives and future directions for the system are presented...
  72. ncbi Neonaticide: an appropriate application for therapeutic jurisprudence?
    L L Schwartz
    Department of Educational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, Abington College, 1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA 19001 3990, USA
    Behav Sci Law 19:703-18. 2001
  73. ncbi [Aggression homicide and rejection homicide: a communicative classification of homicide]
    Bernhard Mitterauerl
    Aus dem interfakultären Fachbereich für Gerichtsmedizin und Forensische Neuropsychiatrie der Universität Salzburg
    Arch Kriminol 218:173-8. 2006
  74. ncbi Double parricide: forensic analysis and psycholegal implications
    Adam M Weisman
    University of Southern California School of Medicine, and California Department of Corrections Region III Parole Outpatient Clinic, Los Angeles, USA
    J Forensic Sci 47:313-7. 2002
    ..Two case examples illustrate features of recognized adult parricidal subtypes. The findings are compared with studies involving parricide, double-parricide, and extant case law...
  75. ncbi Update on the disposition of military insanity acquittees
    Meredith L Mona
    Army Medical Corps, Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:538-44. 2006
    There has been little study of the use of the insanity defense within the military judicial system, and aggregated data concerning such cases are not readily available when needed...
  76. ncbi Presumed dangerous: California's selective policy of forcibly medicating state prisoners with antipsychotic drugs
    David E Gross
    U C Davis Law Review, U C Davis School of Law, USA
    Univ Calif Davis Law Rev 35:483-517. 2002
  77. ncbi [Cannabis-related flash-back, a medico-legal case]
    G Niveau
    Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, Avenue de Champel 9, 1211 Geneve 4, Switzerland
    Encephale 28:77-9. 2002
    ..On the forensic standpoint, the possible participation of flashback phenomena must not be neglected when grounds of unexplained accidents or crimes are searched...
  78. ncbi The many cases of XFJ: suitable to drive a taxi or "killer cabbie"?
    Vanessa Taylor
    J Law Med 20:204-15. 2012
    ..This article looks at the tension between the expert medical evidence and the concept of "suitable in other respects" which XFJ's opponents claimed included the maintenance of public confidence and the meeting of community expectations...
  79. ncbi Contacts with public services, with special reference to mental health care, preceding a serious crime: a retrospective study of 268 subjects of forensic psychiatric investigations
    Gunnar Holmberg
    The National Board of Forensic Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Law Psychiatry 29:281-8. 2006
    ..This will provide a basis for the development of adequate programs and guidelines for effective care and treatment within the psychiatric sector...
  80. ncbi Insanity defense and Andrea Yates
    John Meyers
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 31:269-71. 2003
  81. ncbi Breivik - the norwegian terrorist case
    Aslak Syse
    Department of Public and International Law, P O Box 6706, St Olavs Plass, 0130, Oslo, Norway
    Behav Sci Law 32:389-407. 2014
    ..have any impact on the 2013 parliamentary elections? What will be the future for the offender, both in the short term and in years to come? What will happen to the Norwegian insanity defense? These questions are addressed in this article.
  82. ncbi Failed agency and the insanity defence
    Steve Matthews
    Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, an ARC funded Special Research Centre, Charles Sturt University, Australia
    Int J Law Psychiatry 27:413-24. 2004
  83. ncbi Personality disorders and criminal law: an international perspective
    Landy F Sparr
    Department of Psychiatry OP02, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 37:168-81. 2009
    ..Mental incapacity defenses based on personality disorders are more often used in The Netherlands, England, Germany and Belgium, but seldom in Canada and rarely in the United States and Sweden...
  84. ncbi Cost savings associated with fitness-to-stand-trial assessments in detention centres: a pilot program
    G A Chaimowitz
    Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 44:808-10. 1999
    ..To determine whether fitness-to-stand-trial assessments "in detention" offer cost benefit over inpatient assessments...
  85. ncbi [Penrose's law: reality or fiction? Mental health system and the size of prison population - international overview]
    Miklos Peter Kalapos
    Elméleti Biológiai Kutatócsoport, Budapest, Korányi Sándor utca 3 A 1089
    Orv Hetil 150:1321-30. 2009
    ..In addition, the rate of financial support and the methods for prevention and treatment are insufficient to protect patients from the effects of revolving door...
  86. ncbi Sex offenders and insanity: an examination of 42 individuals found not guilty by reason of insanity
    Brad Novak
    Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 35:444-50. 2007
    ..An alternative explanation is that the experts did not evaluate substance use and intoxication adequately, assess for malingering, or apply the proper legal standard for insanity...
  87. ncbi Commentary: UK perspective on competency to stand trial
    Tim Exworthy
    Redford Lodge Hospital, Department of Forensic Mental Health Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:466-71. 2006
    ..Recent developments in domestic and European jurisprudence have been related to consideration of the requirements for a fair trial, driven by the demands of the European Convention on Human Rights...
  88. ncbi National Instant Criminal Background Check Improvement Act: implications for persons with mental illness
    Marilyn Price
    Law and Psychiatry Program, Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:123-30. 2008
    ..The legislation was introduced following the Virginia Tech tragedy, when public opinion favored tightening control over access to firearms of persons with mental illness...
  89. ncbi Trends and challenges in forensic research on offenders with intellectual disability
    William R Lindsay
    The State Hospital, Scotland, UK
    J Intellect Dev Disabil 32:55-61. 2007
    ..The Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability has a well-respected history of establishing the parameters and contributing to developments in the field of offenders with intellectual disability (ID)...
  90. ncbi Forensic aspects of drug-induced violence
    Peter D Anderson
    Forensic Pharmacologist, Private Practice, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Rhode Island, Quincy, MA 02368, USA
    J Pharm Pract 25:41-9. 2012
    ..Our goal is to present a primer on the pharmacological and forensic issues relating to drug-induced violence. No attempt was made to provide a comprehensive review of all the literature related to drug-induced violence...
  91. ncbi [Spectacle of insanity. William Hogarth (1697-1764), The Asylum]
    Susi Dennler
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 93:889, 892. 2004
  92. ncbi Forensic psychiatry in nineteenth-century Saxony: the case of Woyzeck
    Holger Steinberg
    Archives for the History of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 15:169-80. 2007
    ..In that context, his vote and analysis can be seen a part of the conceptual development not only of forensic psychiatry, but also of German psychiatry and criminal law...
  93. ncbi Incapacitation and just deserts as motives for punishment
    J M Darley
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Law Hum Behav 24:659-83. 2000
  94. ncbi [A questionnaire survey on judgment of criminal responsibility]
    Shugo Obata
    Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi 107:437-55. 2005
  95. ncbi The brainwashing defense
    Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
    US News World Rep 135:52. 2003
  96. ncbi Clark v. Arizona: diminishing the right of mentally ill individuals to a full and fair defense
    Hal Wortzel
    VISN19 MIRECC, Denver Veterans Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:545-8. 2006
    In Clark v. Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court was faced with two main questions: Does Arizona's insanity defense statute, with its abridged M'Naughten standard, violate the Fourteenth Amendment? And does Arizona case law, with its complete ..
  97. ncbi Impulse control and criminal responsibility: lessons from neuroscience
    Steven Penney
    Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, 4th Floor Law Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H5
    Int J Law Psychiatry 35:99-103. 2012
    ..In short, the defense of irresistible impulse should be recognized, but only when it can be shown that the defendant experienced a total incapacity to control his or her conduct in the circumstances...
  98. ncbi The slayer statute and insanity
    Jennifer Piel
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Box 356560, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 38:258-62. 2010
    ..The Washington Supreme Court has recently addressed whether a man who killed his mother and was then found not guilty by reason of insanity in criminal court can inherit a portion of his mother's estate...
  99. ncbi Court-ordered treatment for serious offenders with mental illness
    Russ Scott
    High Secure Inpatient Services, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Richlands, Queensland
    J Law Med 16:405-12. 2008
  100. ncbi Treating criminal offenders in correctional contexts: identifying interests and distributing responsibilities
    Robert F Schopp
    Law Psychology Program, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583 0902, USA
    Behav Sci Law 27:833-55. 2009
    ..Rather, it is intended to promote rigorous ongoing inquiry by clarifying the relevant interests at stake and the responsibilities of various participants in the complex interaction of health care and corrections...
  101. ncbi Supreme court of Canada's "Beautiful Mind" case
    John E Gray
    University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Int J Law Psychiatry 32:315-22. 2009
    ..We conclude that a law that allows a person with a mental illness to be incarcerated indefinitely in a "hospital" because needed psychiatric treatment cannot, by law, be provided is not justifiable in a caring democratic jurisdiction...

Research Grants10

    Lisa Callahan; Fiscal Year: 1992
    Few issues in mental health law provoke as much debate as the insanity defense. While much attention has been focused on the insanity defense trial, the focus is now moving to release procedures...
  2. Antepartum Interpersonal Psychotherapy at 3 NYC Sites
    Margaret Spinelli; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Co-investigators are maternal fetal medicine faculty from respective sites who will be primary liaison to the respective departments of obstetrics and provide clinical obstetrical needs of the study. ..
  3. Mental Health & Criminal Justice Post-doctoral Training
    Nancy Wolff; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  4. Mental Health Services /Criminal Justice Research Center
    Nancy Wolff; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Parent Intervention for Drug-Abusing Fathers
    Thomas McMahon; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Psychiatric Treatment and Violence Risk Management
    Jeffrey Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Through additional R01-fundable projects to be developed, this work will lead eventually to better-targeted interventions and policies for reducing violence risk and improving quality of life for persons with SMI. ..
  7. Effectively Implementing Psychiatric Advance Directives
    Jeffrey Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed study will provide information about a state's experience with PADs so that policymakers may be guided in implementing PADs elsewhere. ..
  8. Contextual Influences in Prisoner Research
    JOHN EDENS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These data will be the first of their kind and will inform policy makers and IRB boards about offender groups'views of potential threats to voluntary research participation in these settings. ..