Insanity and Its Variation

  • Khushboo Jha
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  • Khushboo Jha

    Student at Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies (GGSIPU), India

  • Md Saadan Anjum

    Student at Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies (GGSIPU), India

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Insanity and its variation is a topic of huge debate within the legal and mental health boundaries. The in-depth analysis historical evolution of defence in the case of insane mind, the legal law for insanity, and the common boundary between psychiatric assessments and legal determinations. The historical development of insanity and its variation goes very deep, navigating its roots from the several landmark judgements resulted in the formation of present standing legal framework. Moreover, the whole idea is to examine the laws and criteria that will help to successfully defend an insane mind or person. The convoluted relationship between psychiatric assessments and legal proceedings is of central focus. My study includes the challenges associated with finding of insane mind, role of mental health experts in the court, and it finally results into legal interpretations after a psychological health checkup. This will also include various controversies around the us of these laws. By an extended analysis of legal precedents, various case studies, this article focuses to give a detailed and objective idea of insanity and its variation. This thorough study helps to create a deeper understanding of miscellaneous among mental state and legal framework, and tells us to have an equal justice between providing safety to individual’s rights having mental disorder.





International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 123 - 143


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