n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Pathological criminal incapacity and the conceptual interface between law and medicine
|Article Title||Pathological criminal incapacity and the conceptual interface between law and medicine|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||44 - 66|
This article addresses the problematic conceptual interface between law and the fields of psychiatry and psychology when the defence of pathological criminal incapacity is raised in a criminal court. The definition and assessment of 'mental illness' or 'mental defect' as threshold requirements for the defence are analyzed according to the medical model, legal model and cross-dimensional model of mental illness.
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