08-09-2018 07:10 AM
I would really appreciate if you could help me with citing the 18 U.S.C. § 17 "Insanity defense". Is it a statute or a legal rule or legislation? How am I supposed to fill in all fields, e.g. author, issuing organization, rule number etc?
Your help would be very much appreciated!
MD, PhD C, Sweden
18 U.S.C. § 17
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 17. Insanity defense
(a) Affirmative Defense. — It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under any Federal statute that, at the time of the commission of the acts constituting the offense, the defendant, as a result of a severe mental disease or defect, was unable to appreciate the nature and quality or the wrongfulness of his acts. Mental disease or defect does not otherwise constitute a defense.
(b) Burden of Proof. — The defendant has the burden of proving the defense of insanity by clear and convincing evidence.
08-15-2018 12:31 PM
I am not sure how many of us would know, and I suppose the question first needs to be addressed in the law community, before we can help you get it into an Endnote friendly entry and output style?