The Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity: With References to the Scotch and American Decisions

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S. Whitney & Company, 1880 - 713 halaman

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Halaman 76 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing, or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Halaman 300 - Municipal law, thus understood, is properly defined to be a 'rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state, commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong.
Halaman 89 - In considering this very interesting question we immediately ask ourselves, what is a contract? Is a grant a contract? A contract is a compact between two or more parties, and is either executory or executed. An executory contract is one in which a party binds himself to do or not to do a particular thing; such was the law under which the conveyance was made by the governor.
Halaman 239 - ... must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists were real.
Halaman 203 - Go — you may call it madness, folly ; You shall not chase my gloom away. There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. Oh, if you knew the pensive pleasure That fills my bosom when I sigh, You would not rob me of a treasure Monarchs are too poor to buy ! S.
Halaman 50 - ... the jurors ought to be told in all cases that every man is to be presumed to be sane and to possess a sufficient degree of reason to be responsible for his crimes, until the contrary be proved to their satisfaction...
Halaman 160 - Actions are, by their very nature, temporary and perishing ; and where they proceed not from some cause in the character and disposition of the person who performed them, they can neither redound to his honour, if good ; nor infamy, if evil.
Halaman 49 - What is the law respecting alleged crimes committed by persons afflicted with insane delusion in respect of one or more particular subjects or persons; as, for instance, where at the time of the commission of the alleged crime the accused knew he was acting contrary to law, but did the act complained of with a view, under the influence of insane delusion, of redressing or revenging some supposed grievance or injury, or of producing some supposed public benefit?" In answer to which question, assuming...
Halaman 47 - Delusion, therefore, where there IS no frenzy or raving madness, is the true character of insanity ; and where it cannot be predicated of a man standing for life or death for a crime, he ought not, in my opinion, to be acquitted...
Halaman 46 - ... it is not every kind of frantic humor or something unaccountable in a man's actions, that points him out to be such a madman rs is to be exempted from punishment ; it must be a man that is totally deprived of his understanding and memory, and doth not know what he is doing, no more than an infant, than a brute, or a wild beast...

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