Murderous Minds on Trial

We all want the outcome of a murder trial to be humane, construc- tive and protective of society, but the pressures are enormous. In an ideal world, full information and clear, objective rules would efficiently produce a just outcome ...

Author: Stanley Semrau

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550029871

Category: Social Science

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Each murder trial brings its own tangle of evidence, legal parameters, medical factors, social circumstances, and personalities. The tangle gets trickier when we must keep in mind that: "A person shall not be criminally responsible for an act or omission if they suffer from a mental disorder such that they were not able to appreciate the nature and quality of their act or to know that it was wrong." Forensic Psychiatrist Stanley Semrau takes us through some of the more terrible and fascinating tales from his career and from historical sources, including several cases that came to national attention: Clifford Olson and Terry Driver (The Abbotsford Killer) and the Daniel McNaughten case that marked the beginning of the insanity defense in Britain in 1843. These chilling and thought-provoking stories delve deep into the psychiatric aspects of homicide law and into the psychology of the muderous mind. Semrau’s examination of these thrilling cases also offers a critique of the existing laws in Canada as he argues for profound changes.

Murderous Minds on Trial

We all want the outcome of a murder trial to be humane, constructive and protective of society, but the pressures are enormous. In an ideal world, full information and clear, objective rules would efficiently produce a just outcome for ...

Author: Stanley Semrau

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550023619

Category: True Crime

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Forensic psychiatrist Stanley Semrau takes us through some of the most dreadful stories from his own career and from historical sources.

Murderous Minds on Trial

" Forensic Psychiatrist Stanley Semrau takes us through some of the more terrible and fascinating tales from his career and from historical sources, including several cases that came to national attention: Clifford Olson and Terry Driver ...

Author: Stanley Semrau

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459717800

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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Each murder trial brings its own tangle of evidence, legal parameters, medical factors, social circumstances, and personalities. The tangle gets trickier when we must keep in mind that: "A person shall not be criminally responsible for an act or omission if they suffer from a mental disorder such that they were not able to appreciate the nature and quality of their act or to know that it was wrong." Forensic Psychiatrist Stanley Semrau takes us through some of the more terrible and fascinating tales from his career and from historical sources, including several cases that came to national attention: Clifford Olson and Terry Driver (The Abbotsford Killer) and the Daniel McNaughten case that marked the beginning of the insanity defense in Britain in 1843. These chilling and thought-provoking stories delve deep into the psychiatric aspects of homicide law and into the psychology of the muderous mind. Semrau’s examination of these thrilling cases also offers a critique of the existing laws in Canada as he argues for profound changes.

Murderous Minds on Trial Terrible Tales from a Forensic Psychiatrist s Casebook

Each murder trial brings its own tangle of evidence, legal parameters, medical factors, social circumstances, and personalities.

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Each murder trial brings its own tangle of evidence, legal parameters, medical factors, social circumstances, and personalities. The tangle gets trickier when we must keep in mind that: "A person shall not be criminally responsible for an act or omission if they suffer from a mental disorder such that they were not able to appreciate the nature and quality of their act or to know that it was wrong." Forensic Psychiatrist Stanley Semrau takes us through some of the more terrible and fascinating tales from his career and from historical sources, including several cases that came to national attention: Clifford Olson and Terry Driver (The Abbotsford Killer) and the Daniel McNaughten case that marked the beginning of the insanity defense in Britain in 1843. These chilling and thought-provoking stories delve deep into the psychiatric aspects of homicide law and into the psychology of the muderous mind. Semrau's examination of these thrilling cases also offers a critique of the existing laws in Canada as he argues for profound changes.

Minds on Trial

Minds on Trial: Great Cases in Law and Psychology gives you an inside view of 20 of the highest profile legal cases of the last 50 years.

Author: Charles Patrick Ewing

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195181760

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

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Minds on Trial: Great Cases in Law and Psychology gives you an inside view of 20 of the highest profile legal cases of the last 50 years. The authors skillfully convey the psychological and legal drama of each case, while providing important and fresh professional insights. Mental health and legal professionals, as well as others with an interest in psychology and the law will have a hard time putting this scholarly, yet readable book down.

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... Beyond Words Missing : Presumed Dead Mister Jinnah : Securities More Battlefields of Canada More Poems for People More Toronto Sketches Mount Pleasant Cemetery Murder as a Fine Art Murder at the Abbaye Murderous Minds on Trial Music ...

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Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550026275

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The D A Goes to Trial

Erle Stanley Gardner and The Murder Room ››› This title is part of The Murder Room, our series dedicated to making available outofprint or ... Where Criminal Minds Meet The D.A. Goes to Trial Erle Stanley Gardner Contents Cover.

Author: Erle Stanley Gardner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471909375

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The case started with a corpse. Nobody knew who he was. Next, a man named John Burke disappeared. But D.A. Doug Selby could not find his body. Then Mrs Burke swore that the corpse and her missing husband were one and the same man. This should have solved both mysteries. All it did was run the D.A. up two different trees. Sure, the faces of the dead man and John Burke were exactly the same. The only trouble was that their fingerprints were different! Impossible? That's what Doug Selby thought too - until the killer struck again ...

Crimes of the Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals and Criminal Trials in American History 3 volumes

Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History Steven Chermak Ph.D., Frankie Y. Bailey ... In 1979, The Police wrote a song titled “Bring on the Night,” which went into the mind of Gary Gilmore the night before his ...

Author: Steven Chermak Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695947

Category: True Crime

Page: 1080

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This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

Great Murder Trials of the Old West

The Denver Sunday Times reported in 1900: Whether Alfred Packer is justly punished may always be a question in the minds of some. Interest in his case will never abate. It is now nearly seventeen years since he was captured, ...

Author: Johnny D. Boggs

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781556228926

Category: History

Page: 250

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Recreate and analyze some of the wildest murder trials on the American frontier.

Trial of John H Surratt in the Criminal Court for the District of Columbia

Q. Is that opinion so strong in your mind that it would affect your verdict as a juryman ? A. I think it would . Q. Do you think it would bias you as to your verdict upon the law and evidence that you might receive in this case ?

Author: John Harrison Surratt

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX2WF5

Category: Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial, Washington, D.C., 1865

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