Report of the Committee Appointed to Consider what Changes, If Any, are Desirable in the Existing Law, Practice and Procedure Relating to Criminal Trials in which the Plea of Insanity as a Defence is Raised, and Whether Any And, If So, what Changes Should be Made in the Existing Law and Practice in Respect of Cases Falling Within the Provisions of Section 2 (4) of the Criminal Lunatics Act, 1884
H.M. Stationery Office, 1924 - Criminal law - 36 pages
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