Insanity Defense Reform in the United States - Post-Hinkley

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

Albany Law School Research Paper

6 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2010

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Professor Connie Mayer

Albany Law School

Lisa Callahan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Henry J. Steadman

Policy Research Associates, Inc.

Date Written: January 1, 1987

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.

Keywords: Insanity Defense, Hinckley

Suggested Citation

Mayer, 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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1623251

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

Policy Research Associates, Inc. ( email )

345 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
United States

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