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Nick_Penteluke
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samanthafalk
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Is automatism in Canada a viable defence?

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Started: 4/30/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Nick_Penteluke

Pro

Automatism is a viable defence as it pleads temporary insanity. The definition of insanity is as follows:

"the condition of being insane; a derangement of the mind. "

Therefore, since the offender was not in his/her right mind, they lack mens reus and are therefore not responsible for the crime committed.
samanthafalk

Con

Everyone does go insane. Nut it should be an offense in every country in the world nit just Canada.
Debate Round No. 1
Nick_Penteluke

Pro

Nick_Penteluke forfeited this round.
samanthafalk

Con

i rest my case
Debate Round No. 2
Nick_Penteluke

Pro

You agreed to go against my topic. The reason I did not respond is you simply did not debate anything. I was asking whether it should or shouldn't be a viable defence in CANADA. I do not care about other countries in this case. I ask this as it is part of a school project I am doing.

I have reported your arguments as you did not follow through on arguing the topic, rather going for it as well.
samanthafalk

Con

In Canada, it shouldn't be an offense.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Nick_Penteluke 3 years ago
Nick_Penteluke
@Flipz

I am asking to debate whether or not it should be used as a viable defence.

I am aware it is already considered one, but from a hypothetical view.
Posted by Flipz 3 years ago
Flipz
Are you asking whether it is or whether it should be? Because the former doesn't really seem to be debatable
Posted by Nick_Penteluke 3 years ago
Nick_Penteluke
@Ragnar

Violent crimes.
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
Which crimes is this inquiring of?
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