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Diminished responsibility--a psychiatric viewpoint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2624426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diminished responsibility is based on the notion that mental disorder may make a person only partially accountable for his act in the killing of another person. For this plea to succeed it has to be shown that an accused has to be suffering from such an abnormality of mind that his responsibility for the action is substantially diminished. As these concepts of abnormality of mind and criminal responsibility do not fit easily into psychiatric classification of mental disorders, nine senior psychiatrists who regularly attend court as expert witnesses were surveyed and their viewpoints about mental abnormality and diminished responsibility were elected.
Authors:
L P Kok; M Cheang; K T Chee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-27     Completed Date:  1990-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  727-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude of Health Personnel
Expert Testimony
Forensic Psychiatry*
Humans
Insanity Defense*
Mental Disorders / classification*
Personality Disorders / classification
Singapore

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