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Forensic Psychiatry: From Plato to the Modern ‘Insanity’ Defence

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Speaker: John Crichton, Chair of RCPsych in Scotland

In Scotland’s enlightenment a bride stabs her husband on their wedding night; a nobleman kills his brother; a veteran kills his devoted wife – who then pleads mercy for him on her deathbed. Over centuries the law has recognised that those with mental disorders may not be held accountable for their actions – but even if acquitted they may not necessarily go free. This talk will consider the origins of Scotland’s ‘insanity’ law and what ancient themes are still relevant today.

Medical practitioners who are Fellows or Members of the College do not need to book tickets and will be admitted free of charge.

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