Year: 1988 Source: Chicago: American Bar Association, 1988. p.51-67 SIEC No: 19910742

This article examines the question of suicidal intent & sanity reflected in court decisions throughout the U.S. Various cases illustrating the use of proof of suicidal intent, psychological autopsy, & the presumption against suicide found in several jurisdictions are presented. The appendices include statutes from many states concerning sanity, intent, irrestible impulse & the presumption against suicide. (VM)