Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
Print version ISSN 0034-7450
DURAN ROBLES, Lisandro Antonio. Mental Disorder versus Other Psychological Conditions in the Colombian Penal Code. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2005, vol.34, suppl.1, pp. 49-59. ISSN 0034-7450.
Forensic psychiatry can be of assistance to criminal justice in other matters besides insanity defense. Insurmountable fear, intense fear, wrath and intense pain and so many other terms brought from psychology by the lawyer, to attenuate the conviction of the accused, can be understood and explained by the expert. The purpose of this paper is to disclose other possibilities to the minds of judges, those investigated and their attorneys.
Keywords : Insanity defense; anger; fear.