FFF provides expertise on historical, and contemporary court cases, where psychiatric, or psychological defenses have been raised. Judy Jackson, MA is a writer, researcher, and advisor on how mental illness, personality disorders, trauma, brain damage, addiction, and developmental disabilities impact trials, where defenses are raised and civil commitment proceedings. Her focus is on the development of criminal insanity as a legal defense in the 19th Century, its current use in the courts, and how expert testimony impacts such cases. A strong public speaker, she is available to host panels, or participate in symposiums on medical jurisprudence, criminal responsibility, cultural representations of disturbed defendants, and legislation addressing concerns involving those diagnosed as having Mental Illness.
Originally posted Jan 10, 2016 as part of a podcast series for The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York. Host Molly McBride Jacobson interviews experts, and eccentrics on topics relating to death, culture, and obscure history who present at MAM.