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Forensic Psychiatry

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McNaughten’s rule refers to: (AIPG 2011)



A Person is not responsible if he is not of a sound mind

B Person is held responsible even if he is not of sound mind

C Person is always held responsible

D Any of the above

Ans. A
(Mc Naughten’s rule = the right or wrong test = the legal test)

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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