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Assessment if intent--an approach to the preparation of court reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1203636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a minority of persons interviewed for the purposes of a court report it will be found impossible to determine retrospectively their intention at the material time with any exactness. This in itself is an indication of an abnormal mental state when the alleged crime was committed, irrespective of how the accused may appear when interviewed later. As well as issues arising under the McNaughton Rules or Diminished Responsibility to which intention is relevant, many offences require a specific intention to be proved so that the reporting psychiatrist should enquire into the accused's intention when preparing a court report.
Authors:
O V Briscoe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1975 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-03-11     Completed Date:  1976-03-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Consciousness
Criminal Psychology*
England
Forensic Psychiatry*
Frustration
Humans
Insanity Defense
Memory
Mental Disorders / complications
Motivation*
Stress, Psychological
Unconscious (Psychology)

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