A psychiatric-legal analysis of psychotic criminal defendants charged with murder

J Forensic Sci. 1995 May;40(3):445-8.

Abstract

A sample of 25 criminal defendants charged with murder and suffering from psychosis from a large urban multi-ethnic, multi-cultural community pool was studied. Subject characteristics and information about the homicide and decedents are described. Suggestions for further study are briefly discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Female
  • Homicide / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Insanity Defense
  • Male
  • Prisoners / psychology*
  • Psychotic Disorders / psychology*