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    Mad or Bad E–book/E–pub A thank you goes to David J Vaughan Pen Sword History and Netgalley for sharing this copy for an unbiased opinion Mad or Bad introduces the reader to several judicial cases where the insanity plea was taken into account All cases are set in the Victorian Britain era The set up is a bit disjointed with a glossary of terms in Part

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    summary Mad or Bad David J. Vaughan ¸ 3 read characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ David J. Vaughan Mad or Bad – A Fantastic Social HistoryDavid J Vaughan has researched and written a fantastic social history on crime and insanity in Victorian Britain something that in the Victorian period captured the imagination of the public at that time Like today in the new newspapers it was the exceptional crime stories that made the headlines and this book looks at a few of those cases and looks deeperWhile I might

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    Mad or Bad E–book/E–pub I received a copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley25 starsTen Second SynopsisA foray into the vagaries of the insanity plea in Victorian Britain and the criminals who used it for good or ill Having previously read two tomes about crime in Victorian Britain The Secret Poisoner by Stratmann and The Wicked Boy by Summerscale and having digested the above blurb thoroughly enough I expected that Mad or Bad would

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    Mad or Bad E–book/E–pub ARC from NetgalleyThis book has interesting subject matter but lacks meat It delves into the period of crime and

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    Mad or Bad E–book/E–pub It is probably a foreboding start to a book when the 1st listed chapter is simply a glossary and a list of the important people involved with insanity pleas in Victorian times I will admit to having read an uncorrected proof from NetGalley so I am hopeful that either the editors will have made the grouping of these cases easier to read or some method of categorization has made sense out of the seemingly random flow of the book The second

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    summary Mad or Bad characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ David J. Vaughan David J. Vaughan ¸ 3 read I felt like this book was going to give me a lot than it did The description sounds great In a violent 19th century a new wave of ‘mad doctor’ – brought the insanity plea into Victorian courts Defining psychological conditions in an attempt at acuittal It left ‘mad people’ hanged for offences they could not remember and ‘bad’ people freed on unscrupulous pleas Sounds fascinating and I'd still love to read

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    Mad or Bad E–book/E–pub This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book ReviewVaughn’s Mad or Bad looks at the rise of the insanity plea in regards to crime thanks to efforts of the alienists precursor to psychologists specifically in regards to Victorian Britain There are five parts discussing notables of the time the ualifications of 'insanity’ important terms a brief look at insanity in regards to women and lastly a series o

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    Mad or Bad E–book/E–pub characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ David J. Vaughan summary Mad or Bad Crime and Insanity in Victorian Britain In the 1800’s there was a lot of debate and controversy surrounding the use of an insanity plea in criminal cases In this books the author starts by presenting and overview of the points of controversy and introduces the reader to the major players in the medical and legal communit

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    characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ David J. Vaughan Mad or Bad E–book/E–pub Oh how this book reminds me of my Criminal Law class days With terms like diminished responsibilitily automatism irresistable impulse mens rea etc they sure brings back those good old days' memoriesThis book about crimes in Victorian era depi

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    Mad or Bad E–book/E–pub The stories in this book are fascinating Thinking within the legal and medical community at that time has been through multiple changes and entangles the parties clashing in trying to reach their goals Public pressure also seems to play a significant role in the outcome of some of the cases presented In some the result seems obvious until the Law is enforced and some attempts to improve the situation have led to situat

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David J. Vaughan ¸ 3 read review Mad or Bad Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB E including an attempt to murder a bemused ueen Victoria; the poisoner Dove and the much feared magician; the king’s former wet nurse who slaughtered six children; the worst serial killer in Britainand A Who’s Who introduces the principal players – life saving medics like Maudsley and Bucknill; intransigent lawyers like Bramwell and Parke While a convenient Glossary of ‘terms and conditions’ – ranging from ‘Insane on Arraignment’ to Her Majesty’s Pleasure ‘Ticket of Leave’ to ‘Burden of Proof’ – helps to explain the outcomes in cou. I felt like this book was going to give me a lot than it did The description sounds great In a violent 19th century a new wave of mad doctor brought the insanity plea into Victorian courts Defining psychological conditions in an attempt at acuittal It left mad people hanged for offences they could not remember and bad people freed on unscrupulous pleas Sounds fascinating and I d still love to read that book because unfortunately I still haven tIt started off as a glossary of people who were going to come up later in the book judges barristers legal idea definitions etc then proceeded to become a series of short vignette s revolving around various court cases in Victorian England that formed the law surrounding criminal insanity I wouldn t have minded the brevity of the individual cases if there had been effort to actually ex

characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ David J. Vaughan

Mad or Bad

David J. Vaughan ¸ 3 read review Mad or Bad Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB In a violent 19th century desperate attempts by the alienists a new wave of ‘mad doctor’ – brought the insanity plea into Victorian courts Defining psychological conditions in an attempt at acuittal they faced ridicule obstruction – even professional ruin – as they strived for acceptance and struggled for change It left ‘mad people’ hanged for offences they could not remember and ‘bad’ people freed on unscrupulous pleas Written in accessible language this book – unlike any before it – retells twenty five cases from the renowned to obscur. I received a copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley25 starsTen Second SynopsisA foray into the vagaries of the insanity plea in Victorian Britain and the criminals who used it for good or ill Having previously read two tomes about crime in Victorian Britain The Secret Poisoner by Stratmann and The Wicked Boy by Summerscale and having digested the above blurb thoroughly enough I expected that Mad or Bad would be a similarly accessible foray into the vagaries of the insanity plea in capital crimes with case studies that illuminate the atmosphere of the time and give an insight into the human elements of each case Mad or Bad is a lot drier than thatAlthough the case studies aim for an accessible tone the complexities of the laws surrounding the insanity plea and the brevity of description of each case meant that by the end of the book I ju

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David J. Vaughan ¸ 3 read review Mad or Bad Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB RtInsanity Conditions presents in glossary format the diagnosed maladies put forward in court Rarely accepted often rejected by those keen on justice in its traditional formA History of Debate explains the titular subject – through graspable language and a window in time How the ones found ‘not guilty on the grounds of insanity’ were curiously handled in Victorian lawA chapter devoted to madness and women from hysteria to murder ‘monthly madness’ to crime Raising opportune uestions about the issue of gender and exposing the truths of a masculine wor. Oh how this book reminds me of my Criminal Law class days With terms like diminished responsibilitily automatism irresistable impulse mens rea etc they sure brings back those good old days memoriesThis book about crimes in Victorian era depicts a Zeitgeist of an era in which when a crime was committed was the accused mad or bad and what should be the course of action for those deemed insane This gave rise to the ongoing medico legal debates where the law saw the insanity plead as an easy escape from responsibility whereas the alienists medic saw it as exoneration due to madness which calls for treatment rather than punishment A so so read as it is uite dry and monotonous It reads like a textbook there are glossary of terms citations from cases and some 25 case studies brief information with key points which helped shape today s insanity law

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Mad or Bad
  • David J. Vaughan
  • English
  • 15 November 2018
  • 9781473864139