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Evil or Ill?: Justifying the Insanity Defence

Lawrie Reznek

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ISBN 10: 0415167000 / ISBN 13: 9780415167000
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344 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.Lawrie Reznek addresses these questions and more in his controversial investigation of the insanity defense in Evil or Ill Drawing from countless intriguing case examples, he aims to understand the concept of an excuse, and explains why the law excuses certain actions and not others. In his easily accessible and elegant style, he explains that in law, there exists two excuses derived from Aristotle: the excuses of ignorance and compulsion. Reznek, however proposes a third excuse - the excuse of character change. In introducing this third excuse, Reznek raises a controversial possibility - the abolition of the insanity defence. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780415167000

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Lawrie Reznek addresses these questions and more in his controversial investigation of the insanity defense in Evil or Ill? Drawing from countless intriguing case examples, he aims to understand the concept of an excuse, and explains why the law excuses certain actions and not others. In his easily accessible and elegant style, he explains that in law, there exists two excuses derived from Aristotle: the excuses of ignorance and compulsion. Reznek, however proposes a third excuse - the excuse of character change. In introducing this third excuse, Reznek raises a controversial possibility - the abolition of the insanity defence.

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Lawrie Reznek is a trained psychiatrist and philosopher who teaches psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Philosophical Defence of Psychiatry (Routledge 1991), The Nature of Disease (Routledge 1987) and The Medicine Men (1990).

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