Search Results for disease mental defect

 
Insanity in Criminal Law

.... Durham's rule, which stated "that an accused is not criminally responsible if his unlawful act was the product of mental disease or mental defect" (Durham v ....

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Insanity defense

.... defendant has invoked the insanity defense were revised to read: A person is legally insane if, by reason of mental disease or mental defect, either temporary ....

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Appellate Brief

.... The Seventh Circuit agreed that Indiana law could determine that sadism was not a mental disease of defect warranting a reduced punishment. ....

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Lipid Metabolism and Tay Sachs Disease

.... physiology and effects of an enzymatic defect, and (3 .... a gradual reduction of motor and mental function, and .... Tay Sachs disease is most prevalent among Ashkenzai ....

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PMS Defense for a Crime

.... A person who is insane is subject to what philosophers call determinism, because his choices are being made by a mental defect, a disease, and not by choice. ....

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TREATMENT OF MENTALLY ILL OFFENDERS

.... the Durham Rule: "an accused is not criminally responsible if his unlawful act was the product of mental disease or mental defect," the Irresistible Impulse ....

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Alzheimer's disease

.... Alzheimer's disease is caused by a defect in a .... brain responsible for memory and other mental abilities, and .... found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients ....

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Huntington's Disease Disorder

.... identify the underlying biochemical defect or provide .... with the victim of Huntington's disease becomes more .... to accentuate their observed mental problems (Gusella ....

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Insanity Defense and the Jury

.... Durham v. United States, which stated that a defendant "is not criminally responsible if his unlawful act was the product of mental disease or defect." Such a ....

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ISAAC RAY This research paper summarizes the li

.... in the District of Columbia in Durham v. United States held that an lawful act was excusable if it "was the product of mental disease or defect" (Pate, p. 15). ....

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Legally Mandated Treatment Programs

.... rule and which stated that "[a] person is not responsible for criminal conduct if at the time of such conduct as a result of mental disease or defect he lacks ....

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Insanity Defense

.... instead it is a criminal defense arguing that at the time the act was committed “the defendant, as a result of a severe mental disease or defect, was unable ....

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Involuntary Holding of Dangerous Offenders

.... generally allowed those accused of sex crimes to be confined for an indeterminate period of time if they suffered from a mental disease or defect (Vatz, 2001). ....

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"The Tell-Tale Heart"

.... but we can only infer what that defect might be .... the person who is physically ill: Strictly speaking, disease or illness .... The term "mental illness" is a metaphor ....

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EXECUTION OF MENTALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS This r

.... be afforded a fair opportunity to establish at the time of sentencing (and later) that his crime was the result of a mental disease or mental defect such as ....

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Disease Concept of Alcoholism

.... of alcoholism is based on some specific birth defect. .... From the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. .... The Disease Concept of Alcoholism. ....

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CLEFT PALATE Introduction This research paper pr

.... one defect, a mental disorder, or a syndrome associated with genetic abnormalities. The most common anomaly found for this study was congenital heart disease; ....

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SCHIZOPHRENIA

.... line of thinking tends to see the disease as genetically .... point to its being a genetic defect, “Researchers around .... any gene linked to a specific mental illness ....

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Nutritional Education Program for Nigeria CONTEXT AND STATEMENT OF ...

.... In other cases, some hereditary defect or disease that is not mental retardation (eg deafness, blindness) can interfere with an individual's normal life and ....

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The Concept of Schizophrenia

.... in origin or due to some other biological defect. .... plays a role in the disease, it is .... at understanding human nature, and specifically mental illness, through ....

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Causes of Birth Defects

.... The severity of the defect depends on the .... defects, hearing loss, heart defects, mental retardation and .... The sexually transmitted disease syphilis also causes ....

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Birth Defects

.... The severity of the defect depends on the .... defects, hearing loss, heart defects, mental retardation and .... The sexually transmitted disease syphilis also causes ....

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Genetics, DNA & Disease

.... In this defect, cells exit mitosis prematurely after .... result in DNA rearrangements which can cause disease. .... FRAXA is associated with mental retardation, and the ....

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Nutritional Education for Low Birthweight CONTEXT AND STATEMENT OF ...

.... In other cases, some hereditary defect or disease that is not mental retardation (eg deafness, blindness) can interfere with an individual's normal life and ....

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Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome

.... by hyperuricemia, choreoathetosis, dystonia, mental retardation, dysarthria .... a carrier will inherit the disease (Leipzig, 1999 .... detect the genetic defect prenatally ....

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Genetic Basis & Biochemical Components of Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome

.... by hyperuricemia, choreoathetosis, dystonia, mental retardation, dysarthria .... a carrier will inherit the disease (Leipzig, 1999 .... detect the genetic defect prenatally ....

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The Thyroid

.... hypothyroidism in the adult are Hashimoto's disease, in which .... is caused by a congenital defect in which .... develop properly and this causes mental retardation and ....

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The thyroid

.... hypothyroidism in the adult are Hashimoto's disease, in which .... is caused by a congenital defect in which .... develop properly and this causes mental retardation and ....

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Autism

Autism is a disease that often is as devastating .... This defect is believed to affect the thinking of .... autism is strongly correlated with mental retardation, and ....

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Schizophrenia Characteristics

.... the symptoms, since more and more evidence points to a defect in brain .... movie and a murder trial bring this tragic disease to light. .... Harvard Mental health Letter ....

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