Legal tests relevant to psychiatry

Nigel Eastman, Gwen Adshead, Simone Fox, Richard Latham and Seán Whyte

in Forensic Psychiatry

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Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199562824
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740800 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Legal tests relevant to psychiatry

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Fitness to plead - Fitness to give evidence - Confessions - Capacity to form intent - Automatism - Involuntary intoxication - Voluntary intoxication - Intoxication and specific defences - Insanity - Diminished responsibility - Reform of diminished responsibility - Expert evidence in diminished responsibility - Loss of self-control & provocation - Duress, coercion, and necessity - Amnesia - Aggravating and mitigating factors

Chapter.  15128 words. 

Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry

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