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  1. Murder, insanity, and medical expert witnesses.

    Article - En anglais

    . Recent advances in the ability to study brain anatomy and function and attempts to link these findings with human behavior have captured the attention of the legal system.

    This had led to the increasing use of the « neurological defense » to support a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

    This article explores the history of the insanity defense and explores the role of the medical expert witnesses in integrating clinical and laboratory findings, eg, computed tomographic scans, magnetic resonance scans, and singlephoton emission computed tomographic scans.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine légale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Meurtre, Trouble comportement, Agressivité, Psychiatrie, Trouble psychiatrique, Responsabilité pénale, Expertise médicolégale, Expert, Rôle professionnel, Aspect juridique, Homme, Etude cas

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legal medicine, United States, North America, America, Murder, Behavioral disorder, Aggressiveness, Psychiatry, Mental disorder, Penal responsibility, Medicolegal expertise, Expert, Occupational role, Legal aspect, Human, Case study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0011634

    Code Inist : 002B30B. Création : 199406.