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Published by Springer in New York .
Written in English


  • Insanity Defense,
  • Criminal Law,
  • Mental Competency,
  • Insanity (Law),
  • Capacity and disability

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRobert F. Schopp ... [et al.], editors.
ContributionsSchopp, Robert F.
LC ClassificationsK5077 .M46 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 248 p. ;
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23175634M
ISBN 100387848444, 0387848452
ISBN 109780387848440, 9780387848457
LC Control Number2009285754

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