Mental Disorder in Canadian Criminal Law (Print + ProView online)

Joan Barrett; The Honourable Justice Riun Shandler

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This title offers the criminal law practitioner comprehensive coverage of the legislative and jurisprudential developments involving Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code, with timely updates, convenient informational resources, and navigational aids to facilitate both quick consultation and in-depth legal research. Issues given a thorough analysis in this work include the following:

  • Automatism and other mental disorders
  • The not-criminally-responsible (or NCR) defence
  • Mental disorders in the non-NCR context, such as sentencing
  • Fitness to stand trial and reviews of dispositions rendered
  • Venue, procedure, evidence and other questions arising in hearings and appeals
  • Travel, interprovincial transfers and extraterritorial matters
Other features include relevant provisions of the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act¸ the Inquiries Act, and the International Transfer of Offenders Act; forms for assessment orders, warrants of committal, and more; rules, guidelines and procedures of the review boards of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec; and listings of Canada's designated psychiatric hospitals.

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