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Mad or mobile Mad or Bad MOBID’ people freed on Mad or eBook unscrupulous pleas Written in accessible language this book – unlike any before it – retells twenty five cases from the renowned to obscure including an attempt to murder a bemused ueen Victoria; the poisoner Dove and the much feared magician; the king’s former wet nurse who slaughtered six children; the worst serial killer in Britainand A Who’s Who introduces the principal players – life saving medics like Maudsley and Bucknill; intransigent lawyers like Bramwell and Parke While a convenient Glossary of ‘terms and conditions’ – ranging from ‘Insane on Arraignment’ to Her Maj.

D’ people freed on Mad or eBook unscrupulous pleas Written in accessible language this book – unlike any before it – retells twenty five cases from the renowned to obscure including an attempt to murder a bemused ueen Victoria; the poisoner Dove and the much feared magician; the king’s former wet nurse who slaughtered six children; the worst serial killer in Britainand A Who’s Who introduces the principal players – life saving medics like Maudsley and Bucknill; intransigent lawyers like Bramwell and Parke While a convenient Glossary of ‘terms and conditions’ – ranging from ‘Insane on Arraignment’ to Her Maj.

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[KINDLE] ✽ Mad or Bad ❁ David J. Vaughan – Smrl.me In a violent 19th century desperate attempts by the alienists a new wave of ‘mad doctor’ – brought the insanity plea into Victorian courts Defining psychological conditions in an attempt at acui[KINDLE] Mad or Bad David J. Vaughan Smrl.me In a violent 19th century desperate attempts by the alienists a new wave of ‘mad doctor’ – brought the insanity plea into Victorian courts Defining psychological conditions in an attempt at acui In a violent th century desperate attempts by the alienists a new wave of ‘mad doctor’ – brought the insanity plea into Victorian courts Defining psychological conditions in an attempt at acuittal they faced ridicule obstruction – even professional ruin – as they strived for acceptance and struggled for change It left ‘mad people’ hanged for offences they could not remember and ‘ba.

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  1. BAM The Bibliomaniac BAM The Bibliomaniac says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBIA thank you goes to David J Vaughan Pen Sword History and Netgalley for sharing this copy for an unbiased opinion Mad or Bad introduces the reader to several judicial cases where the insanity plea was taken into account All cases are set in the Victorian Britain era T


  2. Paul Paul says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBIMad or Bad – A Fantastic Social HistoryDavid J Vaughan has researched and written a fantastic social history on crime and insanity in Victorian Britain something that in the Victorian period captured the imagination of the public at that time Like today in the new newspapers it was the exceptional crime stories that made the headlines and this book looks at a few of those cases and looks deeperWhile I might argue that the 19th century was no violent than previous ones this was the period when newspapers were widely read than ever before and crimes were widely known than before Vaughan examines those cases where a new plea that of insanity was brought before the courtsThis new plea of insanity was an attempt to defi


  3. Bruce Gargoyle Bruce Gargoyle says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBII received a copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley25 starsTen Second SynopsisA foray into the vagaries of the insanity plea in Victorian Britain and the criminals who used it for good or ill Having previously read two tomes about crime in Victorian Britain The Secret Poisoner by Stratmann and The Wicked Boy by Summerscale and having digested the above blurb thoroughly enough I expected that Mad or Bad would be a similarly accessible foray into the vagaries of the insanity plea in capital crimes with case studies that illuminate the atmosphere of the time and give an insight into the human elements of each case Mad or Bad is a lot drier than thatAlthough the case studies aim for an accessible tone the complexities of the laws surrounding the insanity plea and the brevity of description of each case meant that by the end of the book I


  4. Dorianna Dorianna says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBIARC from NetgalleyThis book has interesting subject matter but lacks meat It delves into the period of crime and insanity in Victorian Britain when there was a battle to understand mental illness and crime The book uses case studies to show an unfair system and institutional misogyny influenced justice at the time But most of this book reads like lists and Wikipedia entri


  5. Michelle Michelle says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBIIt is probably a foreboding start to a book when the 1st listed chapter is simply a glossary and a list of the important people involved with insanity pleas in Victorian times I will admit to having read an uncorrected proof from NetGalley so I am hopeful that either the editors will have made the grouping of these cases easier to read or some method of categorization has made sense out of the seemingly random flow of the book The second chapter is not much better in layout as it is another list of the different “ins


  6. Killian Killian says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBII felt like this book was going to give me a lot than it did The description sounds great In a violent 19th century a new wave of ‘mad doctor’ – brought the insanity plea into Victorian courts Defining psychological conditions in an attempt at acuittal It left ‘mad people’ hanged for offences they could not remember and ‘bad’ people freed on unscrupulous pleas Sounds fascinating and I'd still love to read that book because unfortunately I still haven'tIt started off as a glossary of people who were going to come up later in the book judges barristers legal idea definitions etc then proceeded to become a series of short vignette's revolving around various court cases in Victorian England that formed the law surrounding criminal insanity I wouldn't have minded the


  7. J Aislynn d& J Aislynn d& says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBIThis book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book ReviewVaughn’s Mad or Bad looks at the rise of the insanity plea in regards to crime thanks to efforts of the alienists precursor to psychologists specifically in regards to Victorian Britain There are five parts discussing notables of the


  8. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBICrime and Insanity in Victorian Britain In the 1800’s there was a lot of debate and controversy surrounding the use of an insanity plea in criminal cases In this books the author starts by presenting and overview of the points of controversy and introduces the reader to the major players in the medical and legal communities during this time The bulk of the book is case studies of individuals whose crimes brought into play the issue of insanity Finally the author includes an overview of the various changes in the law and their im


  9. thereadingowlvina (Elvina Ulrich) thereadingowlvina (Elvina Ulrich) says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBIOh how this book reminds me of my Criminal Law class days With terms like diminished responsibilitily automatism irresistable impulse mens rea etc they sure brings back those good old days' memoriesThis book about crimes in Victorian era depicts a Zeitgeist of an era in which when  a crime was committed was the accused mad or bad; and what should be the course of action for those deemed insane This gave rise to the ongoing medico legal debates where the law saw the insanity plead as an easy escape from responsibility whereas the alienists medic saw it as exoneration due to madness which calls for treatment ra


  10. Alessandro Mana Alessandro Mana says:

    Mad or Bad Kindle ¸ Mad or eBook ☆ Mad or mobile, Mad or Bad MOBIThe stories in this book are fascinating Thinking within the legal and medical community at that time has been through multiple changes and entangles the parties clashing in trying to reach their goals Public pressure also seems to play a significant role in the outcome of some of the cases presented In some the result seems obvious until the Law is enforced and some attempts to improve the situation have led to situation deteriorationAnyone interested in legal history or the history of psychology will find Mad or Bad Crime and Insanity in Victorian Britain really interesting because it gives an idea of how the legal system especially in the UK has been formed to this day


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