OXFORD HANDBOOK ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CRIMINAL LAW, p. 299, John Deigh & David Dolinko, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011
38 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2011 Last revised: 9 Jan 2015
Date Written: June 1, 2011
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.
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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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1966313