Skip main navigation

New offer! Get 30% off one whole year of Unlimited learning. Subscribe for just £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

Is Ritu's case eligible for the exemption under s.84?

Watch this video to learn about Ritu's case and if her case is a fit case for the insanity defense.

Raising a claim of the insanity defense can be a challenging endeavour. Given that a large proportion of the criminal justice system are poor and unlikely to have access to formal treatment and care services, it can be difficult to navigate the defense. Watch this video to learn how some of the challenges can be overcome and steps a lawyer can take to build the defense of insanity.

This article is from the free online

Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now