Insanity Defense Reform in the United States - Post-Hinkley
Mental and Physical Disabilities Law Reporter, Vol. 11, p. 54, January-February 1987
6 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2010
Date Written: January 1, 1987
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.
Keywords: Insanity Defense, Hinckley
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