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The Unabomber Revisited: Reexamining the Use of Mental Disorder Diagnoses as Evidence of the Mental Condition of Criminal Defendants

@article{Magid2009TheUR,
  title={The Unabomber Revisited: Reexamining the Use of Mental Disorder Diagnoses as Evidence of the Mental Condition of Criminal Defendants},
  author={Adam K. Magid},
  journal={Indiana Law Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={84},
  pages={1}
}
INTRODUCTION 1 I. THE MISLEADING NATURE OF A PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA DIAGNOSIS 3 A. PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA 3 B. THE DIAGNOSIS OF THE UNABOMBER 5 C. A PLAUSIBLE EXPLANATION: COGNITIVE DISSONANCE AND DELIBERATE CHOICE 6 D. THREE PROBLEMS WITH A PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA DIAGNOSIS IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS 10 II. HOW A DIAGNOSIS OF PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA CAN LEAD TO OUTCOMES INCONSISTENT WITH THE GOALS OF THE CRIMINAL LAW 15 A. THE INSANITY DEFENSE 15 B. THE DEATH PENALTY 18 CONCLUSION 21 
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