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dc.contributor.advisorBinchy, William
dc.contributor.authorWhelan, Darius
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-05T16:26:12Z
dc.date.available2016-12-05T16:26:12Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationDarius Whelan, 'Criminal procedure and mental health', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Law, 2000, pp 367
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 5287
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/78249
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a critical evaluation of criminal procedure and mental health in Ireland, concentrating in particular on fitness to plead, insanity acquittals, transfers from ordinary mental hospitals to the Central Mental Hospital and transfers from prisons to mental hospitals. Throughout the thesis, constitutional and human rights considerations are emphasised. A broadening of the existing definition of fitness to plead is suggested, to cover defendants’ analytic capacity as well as their cognitive abilities. A ‘trial of the facts’ procedure is proposed to ensure that the strength of the prosecution’s case is tested before it is possible to detain a person. However, proposals to allow postponement of the issue of fitness until the prosecution case has ended would conflict with the right to a fair trial. The question of fitness to plead in the District Court needs to be clarified in legislation.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Law
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb12465955
dc.subjectLaw, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleCriminal procedure and mental health
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 367
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