From: Andrew Phelps <email@example.com>
To: Mental Health Activism and Advocacy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu Feb 7 20:27
Subject: Re: [Actmad] NGRI defense?
Judge Bazelon developed the "Durham rule" which was that psychologists could assess 'insanity' in a criminal case and that if a madness issue was diagnosed, the sentence could go to the mental health venue.
The Bazelon Center was named after Judge Bazelon.
In 1960 I was a teenager and I attended a class party at the Judge' home. He noticed my behavior and decided I likely met the "madness issue" criterion. However there was a lack of criminality. So he arranged with my school that I be "treated."
How does that intersect with your question?
ABO "Andrew Behavior Object"
On Thu Feb 7 17:23, Yza sent:
What do others think? I'm thinking the 'insanity' issues, if anywhere, should be part of sentencing, not a path to a 'not guilty' defense.