INSANITY mindmap LAW 03

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      • Suffering from a Defect of Reason
        • Complete loss of powers of reasoning CLARKE
        • Not mere confusion or absent mindness
      • Caused by a Disease of the Mind
        • Any condition that impairs the mental faculties of reason, memory ad understanding SULLIVAN
        • Legal definition not medical definition
      • Defect must mean Defendant does not know what they are doing, or that act is legally wrong
        • Defendant must not know nature of their act
        • Can use defence of insanity if did not know act was legally wrong WINDLE
    • Not guilty by reason of insanity
    • Burden of proof lies on defenant
    • Prosecution, defence or judge can claim defendant was insane


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