In this Article, I will explore both the statutory workings of the insanity review system in New York and examine ways in which CPL § 330.20 can be improved. In Part I, I will provide a detailed account of how a typical insanity review moves through the system. In Part II, I will explore the ways in which CPL § 330.20, as currently written, protects both the public and individual rights. In Part III, I will propose modest reforms to improve the law.
"New York's Post-Verdict Scheme for the Treatment of Insanity Acquittees: Balancing Public Safety with Rights of the Mentally Ill,"
Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development: Vol. 25
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.stjohns.edu/jcred/vol25/iss1/6