Professor of Law and Psychiatry, Wayne State University School of Law, Detroit, MI
I was in Australia in late 1987, my first visit to the country, when I heard about the case of Lindy Chamberlain. She was convicted years earlier, in 1982, of the murder of her nine-week-old daughter Azaria. To this day, the case arouses strong, divided opinion among Australians. It has gripped the nation like nothing else. Wherever one would go, people would talk about it. It is Australia's most controversial criminal case.
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