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Insanity Defenses


Walter Sinnott-Armstrong


Dartmouth College

Ken Levy


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center

June 1, 2011

OXFORD HANDBOOK ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CRIMINAL LAW, p. 299, John Deigh & David Dolinko, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011

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We explicate and evaluate arguments both for and against the insanity defense itself, different versions of the insanity defense (M'Naghten, Model Penal Code, and Durham (or Product)), the Irresistible Impulse rule, and various reform proposals.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: insanity defense, M'Naghten, Model Penal Code, Durham, Product test, Parsons rule, irresistible impulse, loss of control, wrongfulness, irrationality, mental disease, mental illness, deific decree delusion

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Date posted: November 30, 2011 ; Last revised: January 9, 2015

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Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter and Levy, Ken, Insanity Defenses (June 1, 2011). OXFORD HANDBOOK ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CRIMINAL LAW, p. 299, John Deigh & David Dolinko, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1966313

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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Dartmouth College ( email )
Hanover, NH 03755
United States
Ken Levy (Contact Author)
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center ( email )
420 Law Center Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States
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