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What does the epq question “does the insanity defence create a loophole for criminals” mean. What is the overall meaning behind it. What does it mean by loophole ect
it means that criminals who are 'insane' (i.e. not mentally stable / of sound mind) may get a reduced prison sentence etc. the question is asking whether the fact that pleading insanity leads to a lesser punishment is a loophole (a way to get around just punishment), you'd likely be exploring case studies of when this has happened and whether 'insane' people should receive the same punishments as others.

that said, you should create your own EPQ question according to your own interests... you'll be more motivated and will therefore probably achieve more.

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