The Case of Valentine Shortis: A True Story of Crime and Politics in Canada [ Martin L. Friedland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 30 Jan The Valentine Shortis murder trial was a landmark case in Canadian judicial history. It revealed inadequacies in the legal definitions of. Two men were shot and killed in the office of the Montreal Cotton Company in Valleyfield, Quebec, on a night in A third victim, shot through the head.
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The Case Of Valentine Shortis: A True Story Of Crime And Politics In Canada
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The best-known lawyers suortis Quebec fought out the issues in the courts, while politicians used the case to further their careers.
As well as Laurier, other prominent Canadians made appearances in the case. Greenshields had found documented evidence of insanity in the Shortis family. Williana added it May 01, Irish-born Valentine Shortis was the son of wealthy parents.
Or was he insane, as the defence argued and the leading psychiatrists in Canada contended? You get to really see both sides of the case, the Crown’s and the Defence’s.
Buy the selected items together This item: In addition, Friedland provides glimpses into the workings of the criminal justice system from the police to corrections. Brit Piluke rated it really liked it Jun 06, Sarah Al marked it as to-read Sep 26, Two men were shot and killed in the office of the Montreal Cotton Company in Valleyfield, Quebec, on a night in James Shoortis rated it really liked it Jan 05, V added it Feb 02, From a legal perspective, it is a great early Canadian case study in the application of the McNaughton rules for determining criminal insanity.
Valdntine third victim, shot through the head, managed to survive. His trial, the longest on record at the time in Canada, was played out against one of the most dramatic periods in Canadian political history. Along the way he reveals much about our political past, the criminal process, French-English relations, and the history of psychiatry and corrections.
He said the law required an accused person to answer for the crime unless he could clearly prove insanity. I forgot my password. Article published December 18, ; last modified March 28, Majoka marked it as ghe Sep 18, See and discover other items: Please try again later.
The Case Of Valentine Shortis: A True Story Of Crime And Politics In Canada by Martin L. Friedland
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It has a table of content so you can move to the section you want. While Shortis started a fire in a failed attempt to force Lowe out, Wilson escaped and called for help. Lady Aberdeen, the wife of the govenor-general, mysteriously put a word in the ear of Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, the young minister of justice. Before the case closed it had involved some of the most important names in the country.
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Visit the Faculty of Education website. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? However, in his address to the jury, Macmaster laid out the facts of the case and then outlined the law concerning insanity. As well as Laurier, other prominent Canadians made appearances in the case.