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Negotiating responsibility : law, murder, and states of mind / Kimberley White.

Location

Public Safety Canada Library

Resource

Books & Reports

Call Number

KE 8841 W45 2007

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Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary

This book interrogates the socio-cultural, medical, and legal processes that shaped the meaning of criminal responsibility in early to mid 20th-century capital murder cases. This book complicates more generalized arguments about the historical relationship between law and psychiatry, the insanity defence, and the role of psychiatric expertise in criminal law cases.

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Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. The making and mapping of capital murder case files -- 3. Criminological thinking and ways of “knowing” the criminal -- 4. Negotiating responsibility in law’s “marketplace”: beyond the insanity defence -- 5. The racialization of criminal responsibility -- 6. Murder between “wives” and “husbands” -- 7. Concluding thoughts.

Series

Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)

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