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Social Science
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SOSC 1350
Julie Dowsett

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1SOSC 1375 Final Exam Study GuideCasesCaries Davies 191518 year old women from England servant in Massey home Youngwhitebritishinnocenthardworkingdutifuldressed in dowdy clothing Bert Massey liked fast cars and had a reputation for womanizing Hartley Deward Carrie Davies lawyer EEA Duvernet prosecutor Medicalization insanity Defence self defence Jury given paternalistic role Bert Masseys family claimed that she may have been insane Asylum by the lake 18901979Humber College Judge declared her sane MedicalizationThe Modern Era much of what we see as the abnormal now becomes medicalized Its no longer an aberration departing from the right path Medicalization of Social Problems its a medical problem requiring a medical solution Sec 16 of the Criminal Code 1 Defense of mental disorderNo person is criminally responsible for an act committed or an omission made while suffering from a mental disorder that rendered the person incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of the act or omission or of knowing that it was wrong 2 PresumptionEvery person is presumed not to suffer from a mental disorder so as to be exempt from criminal responsibility by virtue of subsection 1 until the contrary is proved on the balance of probabilities 3 Burden of ProofThe burden of proof that an accused was suffering from a mental disorder so as to be exempt from criminal responsibility is on the party that raises the issue Terms narratology social norms legal consciousness medicalized ideal womanhood
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