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Adopt Guilty But Mentally Ill? – No!


Ann Hartwell Britton


Widener University - School of Law

Richard J. Bennett


affiliation not provided to SSRN

1983

University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 15, p. 203, 1983

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Because of the inherent nature of the insanity defense, it is only raised in media-attracting cases. This media attention skews public perception of the use and value of the defense and, consequently, skews the demand for improving the defense. Professor Britton and Mr. Bennett examine the proposal of "guilty but mentally ill" in light of criticisms of the insanity defense and conclude that it will increase rather than minimize present shortcomings of the insanity defense.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: insanity, mental illness, criminal law

JEL Classification: K14

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Date posted: May 13, 2011 ; Last revised: May 21, 2011

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Britton, Ann Hartwell and Bennett, Richard J., Adopt Guilty But Mentally Ill? – No! (1983). University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 15, p. 203, 1983. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1838705

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Ann Britton (Contact Author)
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
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