Sleep-related automatism and the law.

  title={Sleep-related automatism and the law.},
  author={Irshaad Osman Ebrahim and Peter B. C. Fenwick},
  journal={Medicine, science, and the law},
  volume={48 2},
Crimes carried out during or arising from sleep highlight many difficulties with our current law and forensic sleep medicine clinical practice. There is a need for clarity in the law and agreement between experts on a standardised form of assessment and diagnosis in these challenging cases. We suggest that the time has come for a standardised, internationally recognised diagnostic protocol to be set as a minimum standard in all cases of suspected sleep-related forensic cases. The protocol of a… CONTINUE READING
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