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The essential inquiry involved when the M'Naghten Rule is applied is, was the

person able to distinguish between right and wrong at the time of offense.

A developmental status attributable to a cognitive impairment is called:

developmental disability

Insanity is a legal term that refers to a defendant's state of mind at the time

of the crime

What is the most common type of assessment conducted by forensic psychologists for the criminal courts?

Assessment of competency to stand trial.

Ken Bianchi, the Hillside Strangler, was

diagnosed as a "psychopath"

All of the following characterize persons found incompetent to stand trial (IST) in the U.S., except they

are usually married

The insanity standards are based on all of the following except


The essential feature of a person with antisocial personality disorder is

continual history of behavior that violates the rights of others

If the court determines that an individual was robbed of her or his own free will at the time of a homicide because of mental disease or defect, the individuals would most likely be judged:


Which of the following statements is most correct?

Most mentally disordered individuals are not violent

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