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The insanity defense in Illinois -- a psychiatric perspective.

@article{Cavanaugh1980TheID,
  title={The insanity defense in Illinois -- a psychiatric perspective.},
  author={James L. Cavanaugh and Richard Rogers and Brandi Price},
  journal={The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={1980},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          56-61
        }
}
The insanity defense has come under increasingly strong attack by both lawyers! and psychiatrists,2 at least in part, because of its lack of clarity in relating mental illness to criminal responsibility. Recent scholarly publications3.4 have exhaustively reviewed the pertinent medical-legal, social, and philosophical issues surrounding the contemporary debate regarding retention or abolition of the affirmative defense of insanity. Supporters insist that there is a societal need for the… 
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