Ignorance of wrong in the insanity defenceUniversity of Western Ontario Law Review (1981)
Abstract[extract] The present discussion focuses upon ignorance of wrong as a ground for the insanity defence, since this has caused the most difficulties in practice and has attracted the fullest judicial commentary. It incorporates analysis of the present legal position in Canada on the standard of wrongfulness, appraisal of the present law in light of the older authorities and of the theoretical basis for the defence, and consideration of the role of ignorance of wrong in principles of criminal responsibility.
- ignorance of wrong,
- insanity defence,
- criminal responsibility
Publication DateJanuary 1, 1981
Citation InformationEric Colvin. "Ignorance of wrong in the insanity defence" University of Western Ontario Law Review (1981)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric_colvin/34/