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dc.contributor.authorSwanepoel, Magdaleen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-24T07:54:08Z
dc.date.available2015-06-24T07:54:08Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationSwanepoel, M. 2015. Legal Aspects with Regard to Mentally Ill Offenders in South Africa. Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 18(1):3238-3258 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-3781
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/13933
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this note is to discuss legal aspects with regard to mentally ill offenders with specific reference to the defence raised as a result of mental illness. In order to fully understand this defence it is important to provide a clinical background on what forensic psychiatry is. It is also necessary to define certain clinical concepts such as the concept of mental illness, and the criteria for the classification of mental illnesses. This then leads to a discussion of the defence of mental illness. A conclusion is drawn at the end, with a summary of the findings.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMental illnessen_US
dc.subjectMentally ill offendersen_US
dc.subjectForensic psychiatryen_US
dc.subjectDefence with regard to mental illnessen_US
dc.subjectCriminal Procedure Acten_US
dc.subjectMental Health Care Acten_US
dc.titleLegal Aspects with Regard to Mentally Ill Offenders in South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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