Insanity Plea Seminar Topic
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12-A Thur.. Dec. 23. 1982*SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER The Times Insanity plea seminar topic A psychiatrist who testified in the John Hinckley case will participate in a sym-posium on the plea of insanity Jan. 7 at the LSU Medical Center School of Medicine here. Dr. Jonas R. Rappeport was an expert witness in the trial of the would-be as-sassin of President Reagan, which ended with a controversial verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry and director of the Forensic Training Pro-gram, Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. He and a Caddo Parish prosecutor, two state judges and three Shreveport psy-chiatrists will appear on a program co-sponsored by the Frost Foundation for Be-haviorial Sciences and the LSUMC De-partment of Psychiatry. It will be held in the medical school auditorium, opening at 10 a.m., an-nounced Dr. John T. Brauchi, chairman of the psychiatry department. Rapp eport's subject will be "Not Guilty By Rea son of Insanity as a Plea." He will speak at 10:45 a.m. Assistant District Attorney Dale Cox will speak at 10:05 a.m. His topic will be "Louisiana Law — M'Naghten Until Now." (M'Naghten, sometimes spelled McNaughten, was a notorious 19th cen-tury English case in which the insanity de-fense was successfully used.) A panel discussion, "Overview of the Plea of Insanity as a Defense," is sched-uled at 1:30 p.m. Panelists are Rappeport, Judge Fred Sexton of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal, Judge C. J. Bolin Jr. of the First Judicial District Court, and Dr. Wil-liam E. Wilkinson Jr., Dr. Paul Ware and Dr. Norman L. Mauroner, psychiatrists. Rappeport will be a guest of the LSUMC psychiatry department while here. He is a founder of both the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
|Title||Insanity Plea Seminar Topic|
Rappeport, Jonas R.
Louisiana State University Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
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