Feigned insanity in nineteenth-century America: Tactics, trials, and truthSystems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Psychiatry
Medical Subject HeadingsInsanity Defense
AbstractFeigned insanity in nineteenth-century America is appraised through a review of the medical and legal literature. The authors focus on the explanations for feigning, procedures used in uncovering feigning, and the role of feigning in the courtroom. This discussion of feigned insanity demonstrates the remarkable consistency of approach to this form of malingering over the past 200 years.
Rights and PermissionsCitation: Geller, J. L., Erlen, J., Kaye, N. S. and Fisher, W. H. (1990), Feigned insanity in nineteenth-century America: Tactics, trials, and truth. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 8: 3–26. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2370080104
Citation InformationJeffrey L. Geller, Jonathon Erlen, Neil S. Kaye and William H. Fisher. "Feigned insanity in nineteenth-century America: Tactics, trials, and truth" Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (1990)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_h_fisher/22/