THE INSANITY DEFENSE And the Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr.

Author: Caplan (Lincoln)
Year: 1987
Publisher: Laurel
Edition Details: 1st US P/b Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 0440346444
Price: 10.00
Paperback. The verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity at the trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr., in 1982, rekindled a controversy that began in England during the middle of the 19th century and, in the next 100yrs, grew to become the most passionately debated issue in criminal law. The acquittal of the President's would-be assassin once again raised basic questions about the limits of man's responsibility to man. The author sat in the courtroom throughout this sensational trial. Now he dramatically brings to life the issues and the evidence that led to the startling verdict. But the author's scope is wider than the trial itself. Blending courtroom narration with sterling legal scholarship, he probes the challenging question: Would abolishing the insanity defence better serve and protect society? With Epilogue + Index. 174pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned pp. and covers o/w Vg+ with no creasing to covers.


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