Title

A discussion of insanity defense reform and an argument for change in Florida

Abstract

The Insanity Defense is an ever changing area of the law. The most recent proposal for changing the Insanity Defense is through the introduction of a "Guilty but Mentally Ill" verdict to supplement the verdicts of "Guilty" and "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity." This paper discusses the history if the Insanity Defense and then proposes that Florida adopt "Guilty but Mentally Ill" for its own use.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

1998

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Slaughter, David B.

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Health and Public Affairs

Degree Program

Legal Studies

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0021518

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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