FM>Chap 21: Forensic Psychiatry>Short Answer 9

9)McNaughten’s RULES. (RS –APR, 2002)
ANS:
It is a legal test for determining the criminal responsibility of an insane.
According to McNaughten’s RULE,
“An accused person is not legally responsible, if it is clearly proved, that at the time of committing the crime, he was suffering from such a defect of reason from abnormality of mind, that he did not know the nature & quality of the act he was doing, or that what he was doing was either wrong or contrary to the law”.
It is also referred to as right or wrong test.
It has been accepted in India as the law of criminal responsibility, & is included in S.84, I.P.C.

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2 Comments

  1. dr.abhishek karn said,

    1, September , 2008 at 11:40 am

    its really great to study so fast with important questions on this subject.
    thanks a lot for this really great job.

  2. dr.abhishek karn said,

    1, September , 2008 at 11:43 am

    can we get all the questions asked in pg exams in forensic medicine?


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