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Mental abnormality and crime

Mental abnormality and crime

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Published by Kraus Reprint in Nendeln, Liechtenstein .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprint of edition originally published: London: Macmillan, 1944.

Statementby R.N. Craig [and others], [edited by L. Radzinowicz and J.W.C. Turner] ; preface by P.H. Winfield.
SeriesEnglish studies in criminal science -- vol.2
ContributionsCraig, Roy Neville., Radzinowicz, Leon, Sir, 1906-, Turner, James William Cecil.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv,316p.
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14365083M

  Mental disorder, any illness with significant psychological or behavioral manifestations that is associated with either a painful or distressing symptom or an impairment in one or more important areas of functioning.. Mental disorders, in particular their consequences and their treatment, are of more concern and receive more attention now than in the past. Mental illness is a psychological or behavioral disorder, characterized by impairment of the person's cognitive, emotional and mental capacity. If left untreated, mental problems can result in severe disadvantage. The condition can curtail the ability of the individual .

As to question no 1 above, the issue is whether [the accused’s] capacity to function in one or other of the three ways ((i)–(iii)) was substantially impaired, not whether [he/she] simply chose not to function in that “abnormality of mind” occurs if [the accused’s] capacity to function in any one of the three ways mentioned so differed from that of ordinary human beings that. Criminal law - Criminal law - The elements of crime: It is generally agreed that the essential ingredients of any crime are (1) a voluntary act or omission (actus reus), accompanied by (2) a certain state of mind (mens rea). An act may be any kind of voluntary human behaviour. Movements made in an epileptic seizure are not acts, nor are movements made by a somnambulist before awakening, even. How the courts deal with less serious crimes involving mental illness or impairment Expand All When there are questions about the mental health of a person charged with a less serious ('summary') offence, a magistrate in the Local Court can make orders for their treatment and care instead of dealing with them in the ordinary way under criminal law.

It maps the shifting boundaries between normality and abnormality as constructed in law, arguing that ‘manifest madness’ — the distinct character of mental incapacity revealed by this interdisciplinary approach — has a broad significance for understanding the criminal law as a whole. BOOK REVIEW MENTAL DISABILITIES AND CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY. By Herbert Fingarette and Ann Fingarette Hasse. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. $ Whether mental illness and related impairments in the human psyche should affect an individual's criminal responsi-. The assumption that mental disorder is a cause of crime is the foundation of forensic psychiatry, but conceptual, epistemological, and empirical analyses show that neither mental nor crime, or the causation implied, are clear-cut concepts. “Mental” denotes heterogeneous aspects of a person such as inner experiences, cognitive abilities, and behaviour patterns described in a non-physical Cited by:


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