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Clinical determination in the insanity defense

This lecture focuses on expert testimony and clinical evaluations provided by psychiatrists in cases of the insanity defense.

Dr Vajawat discusses the multiple aspects of undertaking a forensic assessment with respect to the insanity defense in India. She also discusses the difference between mental illness and ‘unsoundness of mind’ – the term used in the insanity defense. Dr Vajawat discusses how insanity claims are referred to experts, the manner in which the assessment is to be conducted and the opinion presented to courts in India.

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Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Justice

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