Insanity Defense Reform in the United States - Post-Hinkley
Professor Connie Mayer
Albany Law School
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Henry J. Steadman
Policy Research Associates, Inc.
January 1, 1987
Mental and Physical Disabilities Law Reporter, Vol. 11, p. 54, January-February 1987
Albany Law School Research Paper
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
Date posted: June 10, 2010