Year: 1986 Source: Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, v.14, no.3, (1986), p.253-262 SIEC No: 19870477

This paper discusses 3 unusual legacies of a determination of insanity by the law: (1) inheritance cases (permitting insane killers to inherit from their own victims), (2) life insurance cases (permitting the beneficiary to recover when the insured completes suicide while insane), & (3) the effect of insanity on publication rights agreements in sensational criminal cases. 42 refs. (LH)