It would come as a surprise to many that the presumption of innocence is not applicable to those that suffer from insanity. To familiarise the public with the legal dimension, the author explores the precedents that are the foundation of the insanity plea, or otherwise known as the insanity defense. The paper uderscores the importance of reforming the policies and laws related to mental illnesses.
Mr Badar Yasir is an external law student at Blackstone School of Law. He runs his own blog page and is a freelance researcher and writer. His areas of research mainly include Criminal Law, International Law, Environmental Law, and socio-political issues.