This casebook first presents a background introduction and provides the history behind the insanity defense. Text features extensive coverage of the John W. Hinckley, Jr., trial. Reviews the reactions to the verdict, comments and questions from the trial, and insanity defense reform after the trial. Also includes coverage of Hinckley's hospitalization and treatment.

Richard J. Bonnie, John C. Jeffries Jr. & Peter W. Low, A Case Study in the Insanity Defense: The Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr., Foundation Press (3 ed. 2008).