New York's Post-Verdict Scheme for the Treatment of Insanity Acquittees: Balancing Public Safety with Rights of the Mentally Ill
25 J. C.R. & Econ. Dev. 81 (2010)
18 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2018
Date Written: 2010
A person who is acquitted by reason of mental disease or defect- commonly known as the insanity defense--does not get a "free walk." While spared punishment as an "offender," he nevertheless faces years of treatment as a "patient" in the mental health system.I This Article discusses New York's procedures following a successful insanity defense.
Keywords: insanity defense, mental health law, New York law
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