This article will consider whether the current common law defence of insanity is ineffective and in need of reform. It will do so by contemplating several criticisms of the insanity defence arising from the M’Naghten Rules and examine some recommended changes to the law this area.
Mukhia, S. (2012) 'Is the Common Law Defence of Insanity Ineffective and in Need of Reform?', Plymouth Law and Criminal Justice Review, 4, pp. 117-131. Available at: https://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/handle/10026.1/8976