Observations on the Criminal Responsibility of the Insane: Founded on the Trials of James Hill and of William Dove: to which are Appended Full Reports of the Same

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John Churchill, 1856 - 26 páginas
 

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Página xiii - An insane person is one who, at the time of committing the act, labored under such a defect of reason as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing, or if he did know it, did not know he was doing what was wrong...
Página cviii - ... at the time of committing the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason from disease of the mind as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing, or if he did know it, that he did not know that what he was doing was wrong.
Página 23 - Great wits are sure to madness near allied; And thin partitions do their bounds divide: Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest?
Página 8 - Le monomaniaque est mu par un motif avoué et déraisonable, toujours il offre des signes suffisans du délire partiel de l'intelligence ou des affections. Quelquefois sa conscience l'avertit de l'horreur de l'acte qu'il va commettre, la volonté lésée est vaincue par la violence de l'entraînement, l'homme est privé de la liberté morale, il est en proie à un délire partiel, il est monomaniaque, il est fou. Dans d'autres cas, le monomaniaque homicide ne présente aucune altération appreciable...
Página xiii - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Página 19 - in whom it is difficult to discover any trace of hallucination, but there are none in whom the passions and moral affections are not disordered, perverted, or destroyed. I have, in this particular, met with no exceptions.
Página lxxxviii - Dear Devil, — If you will get me clear at the assizes, and let me have the enjoyment of life, health, wealth, tobacco here, more food and better, and my wishes granted till I am sixty, come to me to-night. I remain your faithful subject, WILLIAM DOVE.
Página cxv - I did it o' puppuss." He cut short the trial by pleading guilty, and the judge, following the usual formula, rose, and having taken the black cap, turned to the prisoner and asked if he had anything to say why the sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Página cxvi - ... the prisoner in the following strain, giving at the same time a profusion of bows : — " My good man, I really beg your pardon for the mistake : it was entirely a mistake — altogether a mistake, I assure you. The sentence of the court on you is, that you be taken to the place whence you came, thence to the place of execution, and there hanged by the neck until you are dead. And the Lord have mercy on your soul. I do beg your pardon : I'm very sorry for the mistake, I assure you.
Página 8 - ... par un entraînement plus ou moins volontaire à la destruction de soi-même. Cette monomanie présente deux formes bien distinctes. Dans quelques cas, le meurtre est provoqué par une conviction intime, mais délirante ; par l'exaltation de l'imagination égarée, par un raisonnement faux, ou par les passions en délire. Le monomaniaque est...

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