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Criminal Trials and Mental Disorders

Thomas Hafemeister

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479804856
eISBN:
9781479850754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804856.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The American criminal justice system is based on the bedrock principles of fairness and justice for all. In striving to ensure that all criminal defendants are treated equally under the law, it ... More


Criminal Entrapment: Instigating the Unpredisposed

Joel Feinberg

in Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155266
eISBN:
9780199833177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155262.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The focus of this chapter is the conflict between various analyses of criminal entrapment. The question is who is the culprit when circumstances are arranged by police so that a person freely chooses ... More


Mitigation Practice in Death Penalty Cases

José B. Ashford and Melissa Kupferberg

in Death Penalty Mitigation: A Handbook for Mitigation Specialists, Investigators, Social Scientists, and Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195329469
eISBN:
9780199367603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329469.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter presents an introduction to current mitigation practice by examining some of the specific legal standards that have contributed to the development of this highly specialized area of ... More


The FSM: A Movement Lawyer’s Perspective

Malcolm Burnstein

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter offers a lawyer's perspective on the Free Speech Movement (FSM). It relates the author's experience in counselling and later participating in the criminal defense of the participants in ... More


Kant on the “Right of Necessity” and other Defenses in the Law of Homicide

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Punishment and the Moral Emotions: Essays in Law, Morality, and Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764396
eISBN:
9780190267575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764396.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter evaluates the three claims made by Kant with respect to criminal defenses to homicide: the claim that a soldier who kills in a duel should not be punished as a capital murder; that a ... More


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