Daniella Waddoup

Daniella Waddoup

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Readjusting the boundaries

Daniella Waddoup on reforming the criminal defences of insanity and automatism

The relationship between crime and mental disorder is a complex and multi-faceted one, leaving criminal justice and mental health systems to grapple with a range of difficult questions. These include, but are not limited to, the following: does mental disorder cause crime? Are mentally disordered offenders less culpable by reason of their condition? Are they criminally responsible at all? What role does the severity of mental disorder play?

30 September 2013
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