The Death of a Butterfly

Mental Health Court Diaries

Table des matières

Chapter 1: History
Chapter 2: Fitness to Stand Trial
Chapter 3: Not Criminally Responsible and the Role of Schizophrenia
Chapter 4: What It Means to Be “Unfit to Stand Trial”
Chapter 5: Conclusion

La description

The Death of a Butterfly explores the mental health court and its relationship with the mentally disordered accused from the perspective of Ontario Court Justice Richard D. Schneider. How do the courts consider the protection of the public while also subscribing to the basic principles of therapeutic jurisprudence? This and other related topics are discussed fully in this collection of vignettes, alongside in-depth accounts of cases tried in the Old City Hall courthouse in Toronto.