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Forensic Psychiatry

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Durham’s and Curren’s rule deals with: (LQ)



A Criminal responsibilities of an insane person

B Civil responsibilities of an insane person

C Consent of girl for sexual intercourse

D Consent of a patient for a dangerous operation

E All of the above

Ans. A
Criminal responsibilities of an insane person

Criminal responsibility-

a. The law presumes that for every criminal act, there must be criminal intent or mind = means rea (mens =mind; rea= criminal) motivating it.

b. The following are the tests for detecting criminal responsibility of an insane person.

i. Mc Naughten’s rule = the right or wrong test = the legal test

ii. Durham’s rule
iii. Curren’s rule

iv. The irresistible impulse test
v. The American law institute test.

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