Insanity as a Defence in Law

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INSANITY- A DEFENCE TO CRIMINAL LIABILITY

(Project towards fulfilment of the assessment in the subject of Crime and Punishment)

Submitted By: Submitted To:
Praneetha Vasan Mrs. Sreeparvathy
BPSc.LLB (Hons) (Faculty of Law)
Roll no- 930 National law University, Jodhpur.
IIIrd Semester

National Law University
Summer Session
(July-October 2012)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I take this opportunity to express my gratitude and personal regards to Mrs. Sreeparvathy Ma’am for inspiring and guiding us during the course of this project work.
We also owe our sincere thanks to the library staff, National Law University, for the cooperation and facility extended from time to time during the progress of our project work.

Praneetha Vasan (roll no.930)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Sl. No. | Topic | Page no. | 1. | Research Methodology | 4. | 2. | Introduction | 5 | 3. | Legal Insanity | 6 | 4. | Medical insanity | 7 | 5. | English Law on Insanity | 9 | 6. | Indian Law on Insanity | 11 | 7. | Burden of Proof | 14 | 8. | Procedure in dealing with persons of Unsound mind | 15 | 9. | Conclusion and proposals for reform | 16 | 10. | Bibliography | 18 |

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY SUBJECT: Crime and Punishment AREA: Defences to Crime
TOPIC:
Insanity- A defence to Criminal Liability
OBJECT:
1. To understand the difference between medical and legal insanity 2. To study the position on law of insanity in England 3. To study the position of law regarding people of “unsound mind” in India 4. To understand the procedure to be followed in case an accused is declared lunatic 5. To compare the laws on unsound mind with the laws of insanity

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