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Rechtsfragen beim Wechsel des Rechtsregimes - Viertes Symposium der Juristischen Fakultät der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen mit der Yonsei Law School (Seoul)

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ISBN: 9783863952303 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-845 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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The German reunification in 1989/90 is paradigmatic for fundamental geopolitical changes, in the context of a change of the entire legal system. Further well-known examples of the State’s national desire for reformations with respect to legal principles are the great reform of the penal system in 1975, the reform of the law of obligations in 2002 and the fundamental reorganization of the law with respect to illiquid debtors. The Koreans are not only interested in the Germans’ experience of the last quarter of a century because of legal-historical reasons, but also in particular because of the possible case of a Korean reunification. The present volume contains the contributions to the 4th symposium of the Faculty of Law of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Yonsei Law School (Seoul), which was held in Göttingen in February 2015.

Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in the Criminal Law

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ISBN: 9780199698592 Year: Pages: 307 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698592.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Psychiatry --- Law --- Psychology
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Whether it is a question of the age below which a child cannot be held liable for their actions, or the attribution of responsibility to defendants with mental illnesses, mental incapacity is a central concern for legal actors, policy makers, and legislators when it comes to crime and justice. Understanding the terrain of mental incapacity in criminal law is notoriously difficult; it involves tracing overlapping and interlocking legal doctrines, current and past practices including those of evidence and proof, and also medical and social understanding of mental order and incapacity. Bringing together previously disparate discussions on criminal responsibility from law, psychology, and philosophy, this book provides a close study of mental incapacity defences, analysing their development through historical cases to the modern era. It maps the shifting boundaries between normality and abnormality as constructed in law, arguing that ‘manifest madness’ — the distinct character of mental incapacity revealed by this interdisciplinary approach — has a broad significance for understanding the criminal law as a whole.

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