Forensic Psych: Chapter 9: The insanity defense.
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Insanity is considered a
Legal definitions of insanity are crafted by:
Legislators and judges.
The M'Naghten rule lists three components to be used as a defense in criminal cases. One of the components is:
At the moment of the crime, the accused must have been laboring "under a defect of reason" or "from disease of the mind."
Volitional capacity refers to the defendant's:
Being unable to control his or her behavior.
The Insanity Defense Reform Act (IDRA) of 1984 required defendants to prove ______ that they were insane at the time of the crime.
by clear and convincing evidence
Research completed by Simon (1967), found that when different sets of jurors were given different definitions of insanity based on legal terminology, there was:
No impact on verdicts.
Regarding the insanity defense, one reason that jurors often respond the way they are expected to respond to the statements of judges and legislators is that jurors use ______ , whereas the various definitions are often ______.
pre-existing commonsense notions of insanity; narrowly bound
The Insanity Defense Attitudes - Revised scale (IBA - R) has been able to ______ predict jurors' attitudes toward insanity.
According to the text, those found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRR) generally spend ______ amount of time in a secured mental hospital than they would if they serve out in prison the sentence they would have received if found guilty.
equal to greater
The psychiatric illnesses most commonly associated with successful insanity please include:
Psychosis and mental retardation.