Neonatal abstinence syndrome is the end result of the sudden discontinuation of prolonged fetal exposure to opioids opioid withdrawal is a complex biological phenomenon the cellular and molecular mechanisms of this process are poorly understood even in adults. Kleine-levin syndrome is an extremely rare disorder characterized by the need for excessive amounts of sleep (hypersomnolence), excessive eating (compulsive hyperphagia), and behavioral abnormalities. To facilitate comparability between surveillance systems, a cdc working group published lists of candidate syndrome groups based on icd-9-cm codes (27) the usefulness of icd-9-cm codes compared with other data streams, particularly with regard to the data's timeliness, requires evaluation by each surveillance program.
The traditional legal concept of self-defense is based on a contest of equals more typical of fights between males the proponents of the defense argue criminal intent issues in the conventional standards of self-defense is inadequate to explain male-female conflicts. As stated previously, self-defense is a defense based on justification self-defense can be a defense to assault, battery, and criminal homicide because it always involves the use of force self-defense can be a defense to assault, battery, and criminal homicide because it always involves the use of force. The lawyer for a young florida woman who was known for unstoppable hiccups and is now accused of murder said tuesday he may present an unusual defense in her case: his client has tourette's syndrome.
Duress is an affirmative defense to unlawful conduct by the defendant if: (1) he was compelled to commit the offense by the use, or threatened use, of unlawful force by the coercer upon his or another person and (2) a person of reasonable firmness in his situation would have been unable to resist the coercion. 14) ritual abuse (satanic cult) syndrome this was used as a defense by patty hearst and it is based on the assumption that by reason of brainwashing, a person is compelled to commit acts which are held to be criminal. A syndrome-based defense is a defense based on the acceptability of syndrome-related claims since syndromes are viewed as diseases or disorders, we might anticipate the development based on other disorders, perhaps alzheimer's, alcoholism, or drug addiction. Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger (or at least risk) in which the hostage has been placed.
Based upon the battered woman syndrome, the trial judge instructed the jury on self-defense the jury found peggy stewart not guilty the state stipulates that stewart suffered considerable abuse at the hands of her husband, but contends that the trial court erred in giving a self-defense instruction since peggy stewart was in no imminent. Today the legal profession is advancing defenses to criminal conduct based on biological determinants such as postpartum depression and psy- chosis, 6 premenstrual syndrome 7 and genetic determinants such as xyy. Syndrome-based defenses a complex of symptoms and signs that can present a clinical picture of a disorder or disease is described as a syndrome if it can be proven that, at the time of the crime, an individual was suffering from a known syndrome the criminal liability may be eliminated. A syndrome-based defense is a defense based on the acceptability of syndrome-related claims since syndromes are viewed as diseases or disorders, we might anticipate the development based on other disorders, perhaps alzheimer's, alcoholism, or drug addictionshow more content. Xyy chromosomal abnormality defense a legal theory that holds that a defendant's xyy chromosomal abnormality is a condition that should relieve him or her of legal responsibility for his or her criminal act.
Title: syndromes and politics in criminal trials and evidence law author: robert p mosteller created date: 9/17/2009 10:57:12 am. Washington -- america's first successful criminal defense based on premenstrual syndrome may have helped a virginia surgeon avoid a drunken-driving conviction, but it has also revived controversy. Response 2 syndrome based defense enhancements should be considered justification in my opinion examples of syndrome based defenses are battered women's syndrome, sexual abuse syndrome and premenstrual syndrome. Further, the stereotypic image of battered woman syndrome is often clouded by other stereotypes such as those based on race, culture, social class, and sexual orientation, for example.
The american psychiatric association's recent inclusion of a glossary of culture-bound syndromes within dsm-iv draws upon decades of medical anthropological and cultural psychiatric research to afford culture-bound syndromes (cbss) a newfound legitimacy within professional western psychiatric. Describes what a cbs-based insanity defense might look like, and considers the relevant challenges facing medical anthropologists and cultural psychiatrists, on the one hand, and legal practitioners, on the other. Myth of the 'twinkie defense' / the verdict in the dan white case wasn't based on his ingestion of junk food carol pogash published 4:00 am pst, sunday, november 23, 2003. As the syndrome has become more recognized, it is more commonly being used as a defense in criminal cases ptsd trauma treatment post-traumatic stress disorder information ptsd trauma treatment offers information on post-traumatic stress disorder as well as the latest news and research on trauma treatment.
Syndrome-based defenses 2 the exploration of unique syndrome-based defenses a syndrome is defined as a complex of signs and symptoms presenting a clinical picture of a disease or disorder a syndrome-based defense is a defense predicated on, or substantially enhanced by, the acceptability of syndrome-related claims. Now that the battered woman syndrome (bws) has gained recognition in tennessee, the defense can serve as another tool to defend women accused of crime. In psychology, compensation is a strategy whereby one covers up, consciously or unconsciously, weaknesses, frustrations, desires, or feelings of inadequacy or incompetence in one life area through the gratification or (drive towards) excellence in another area.