Monday, April 29, 2013

Demystifying the Mental Disorder Defence - with Professor Archie Kaiser

A presentation made on April 17th, 2013, at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

From this website:
People with mental health problems face persistent stigmas; when they come into conflict with the law, they often face minor charges and tend not to fare well in our justice system. Less frequently and only in the most serious cases, some accused persons choose the highly-publicized-but-not-well-understood “mental disorder defence.”

In this lecture, we’ll talk about the difficulties people with mental health problems face in our justice system and take a detailed look at the mental disorder defence. What is it? When can it be used? How does it work? And if successful, what does it mean for the accused?

To download Professor Kaiser's PowerPoint Slides, please click here.

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