Volume 37, Issue 3 (May 1992)

    New Perspectives in the Legal Psychiatry of Cocaine-Related Crimes

    Published Online: May

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The legal criteria for the insanity defense as it applies to cocaine-related crimes remains elusive because of cocaine's unique spectrum of effects on human thought and action. This paper discusses the literature relevant to cocaine and forensic psychiatry/psychology, and summarizes the results of a survey of forensic psychiatrists on the topic of drug-induced psychosis. A conceptual framework is posited for the expert witness to distinguish the separable effects of cocaine on human behavior and to clarify their relationship to criminal responsibility.


    Author Information:

    Bunt, GC
    Fellow, New York University School of Medicine, New York Supreme Court Forensic Psychiatry Clinic, New York, NY


    Stock #: JFS12003J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12003J

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    Title New Perspectives in the Legal Psychiatry of Cocaine-Related Crimes
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