The Medico-Legal Journal Volume 8

The Medico-Legal Journal Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...one in which both the psychologist and jurist feel an interest equally keen. As to the existence of moral insanity, we freely believe that it does exist. Ample evidence that comes from convincing sources can be produced to justify such a belief. Read before New York Medico-Legal Society, Dec. 10th, 1890. If it is of paramount importance, for three distinct reasons, why it should be alike scientifically and legally recognized. First. It is humanely important because its recognition would in no small degree subserve to find, and establish, the aim that endeavors to secure common justice for all. Such justice is but the inherent right of every man, woman and child. The constitution of the commonwealth under which they live was purposely established to procure for them this inalienable possession. Suppose a person guilty of a crime, and suppose that person at the time of the commitment of that particular crime be an irresponsible agent by reason of some mental defect or obliquity. Such a person surely should not suffer the prescribed punishment of the law in the same manner that evil doers suffer whose mental organization and condition, a, b regards sanity or insanity, admits of no questioning. Secondly. Moral Insanity should be recognized. Because, it is but right that a just recognition be made of the labor and knowledge of those whose researches have been confined to the field of morbid mental action and whose observations have made known its existence. Some may consider this reason inadequate, and too far removed from the interests of the individual whose acts may be in question, as having no practical bearing upon. the personal welfare of the law breaker. Should such a charge be made, we would answer that if those who labor to find how far a man..show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660250
  • 9781236660251