Explore the intricate world of the insanity defense and gain insights into the pivotal role played by psychologists in legal cases. Delve into the complexities surrounding this controversial defense strategy, where experts grapple with the challenge of assessing a defendant’s mental state at the time of the alleged crime. Learn how the legal system defines ‘insanity’ in relation to mental disease and why psychologists are crucial in determining criminal responsibility. Discover the criteria that exclude certain conditions, like Antisocial Personality Disorder and voluntary substance use, from qualifying as insanity. Uncover the nuances of this critical legal and psychological intersection.
By - Laura Brown
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