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Insanity Defense Reform in the United States - Post-Hinkley


Professor Connie Mayer


Albany Law School

Lisa Callahan


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Henry J. Steadman


affiliation not provided to SSRN

January 1, 1987

Mental and Physical Disabilities Law Reporter, Vol. 11, p. 54, January-February 1987
Albany Law School Research Paper

Abstract:     
This article is a report of a study analyzing insanity defense statutes. Specifically, it catalogues the actual in changes in insanity defense statutes in the three years before and three years after the 1982 Hinckley acquittal.

The study examines the impact of a variety of insanity defense reforms on the composition and volume of both insanity pleas and acquittals. This is the first report of a five-year study of the impact of the insanity defense in ten states.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: Insanity Defense, Hinckley

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Date posted: June 10, 2010  

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Mayer, Professor Connie and Callahan, Lisa and Steadman, Henry J., Insanity Defense Reform in the United States - Post-Hinkley (January 1, 1987). Mental and Physical Disabilities Law Reporter, Vol. 11, p. 54, January-February 1987 ; Albany Law School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1623251

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Connie Mayer (Contact Author)
Albany Law School ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

Lisa Callahan
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Henry J. Steadman
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