Sane and Insane Automtism

Distinction between Insane and Sane Automatism: “The Common Law Approach

Empirical research in this area of law has led to the conclusion that the term insane automatism, as applied to those who suffer from certain medical conditions, such as sleep
walking, epilepsy and so on, should be changed, so as to minimise the social stigma caused by the term insane automatism. Also, the division of automatism into sane and insane has no
acknowledged value as it confuses legal professionals. The abolition of these categories…

To read more  you can access this article using the following link: http://lawlib.wlu.edu/CLJC/index.aspx?mainid=1180&issuedate=2011-02-14&homepage=no

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