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Assessing the criminal responsibility of individuals with multiple personality disorder: legal cases, legal theory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9323664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article discusses the criminal responsibility of individuals diagnosed with multiple personality disorder (MPD). First, it reviews how courts understand and assess criminal responsibility. Second, it gives an overview of how courts have applied the doctrine of criminal responsibility to individuals with MPD. Third, it explains what legal theorists say about this question. Finally, it uses a case example to illustrate how various theorists would assess the responsibility of a criminal defendant with MPD.
Authors:
S H Behnke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Legal Cases    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1093-6793     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-07     Completed Date:  1998-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708963     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Criminal Law / legislation & jurisprudence*
Female
Humans
Multiple Personality Disorder / diagnosis*
United States

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