The Plea of Insanity in Criminal Cases
The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2005 - 111 pagina's
Winslow, Forbes [1810-1874]. The Plea of Insanity, In Criminal Cases. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843. viii, 111 pp. Reprint available April 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-511-4. Cloth. $75. * First American edition. This treatise was one of the first attempts to outline criteria through which to determine the legitimacy of an insanity plea. This issue would be resolved later that year with the establishment of the McNaghten Rules, which this work undoubtedly influenced, and which are still applied in England today. Dr. Winslow [1810-1874] was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and the father of Dr. Winslow Lyttleton Forbes, who is best known for his work on the case of Jack the Ripper.
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Pagina 5 - There was a third species of insanity, in which the patient fancied the existence of injury, and sought an opportunity of gratifying revenge by some hostile act. If such a person was capable, in other respects, of distinguishing right from wrong, there was no excuse for any act of atrocity which he might commit under this description of derangement.
Pagina 6 - The single question was whether at the time this act was committed he possessed a sufficient degree of understanding to distinguish good from evil, right from wrong, and whether murder was a crime not only against the laws of God, but the law of his country.