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The Galbraith judgment and the defence of diminished responsibility in Scotland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16302374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
New case law on diminished responsibility in Scotland (Galbraith v. HM Advocate 2001) re-defined the defence and clarified the role of expert witnesses. We examined how this judgment affected the use of the defence, provision of expert evidence and the outcome of trials. We studied homicide cases in one area of Scotland in the year before and the year after the new judgment. Results indicated little change in the number of cases where the defence was used, but a difference in how psychiatrists set out their opinions.
Nicola Hodelet; Rajan Darjee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Legal Cases    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-23     Completed Date:  2005-12-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-302     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Scotland.
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MeSH Terms
Expert Testimony / legislation & jurisprudence*
Forensic Psychiatry
Middle Aged
Social Responsibility*

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