The criminal culpability of people with mental illness has long been hotly debated. Recently, the “insanity defense” has received particular scrutiny as John W. Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been released from the inpatient mental facility where he has lived since 1982. Many think the insanity defense Hinckley used allowed him to get off without facing the consequences of his actions. where did the insanity defense come from? illness, law

The criminal culpability of people with mental illness has long been hotly debated. Recently, the “insanity defense” has received particular scrutiny as John W. Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been released from the inpatient mental facility where he has lived since 1982. Many think the insanity defense Hinckley used allowed him to get off without facing the consequences of his actions. where did the insanity defense come from? illness, law

http://www.all-about-forensic-psychology.com/insanity-defense.html. The Forensic Psychologist & The Insanity Defense. Click on image or see following link for information and resources. http://www.all-about-forensic-psychology.com/insanity-defense.html    (Photo Credit: thewhitestdogalive)

http://www.all-about-forensic-psychology.com/insanity-defense.html. The Forensic Psychologist & The Insanity Defense. Click on image or see following link for information and resources. http://www.all-about-forensic-psychology.com/insanity-defense.html (Photo Credit: thewhitestdogalive)

I know I do this yet I need you to help me to stop...love me and be patient and I will love you with all I can

I know I do this yet I need you to help me to stop...love me and be patient and I will love you with all I can

February 19, 1859: First Successful Use of Temporary Insanity Defense - http://www.historyandheadlines.com/february-19-1859-first-successful-use-temporary-insanity-defense/

February 19, 1859: First Successful Use of Temporary Insanity Defense - http://www.historyandheadlines.com/february-19-1859-first-successful-use-temporary-insanity-defense/

Connecticut prom day stabbing: Insanity defense expected for Christopher Plaskon in Maren Sanchez murder - CBS News

Connecticut prom day stabbing: Insanity defense expected for Christopher Plaskon in Maren Sanchez murder - CBS News

The Doctors talked about the current 'American Sniper' trial and using the insanity defense. http://www.recapo.com/the-doctors/the-doctors-procedures/drs-chris-kyle-american-sniper-trial-using-insanity-defense/

The Doctors talked about the current 'American Sniper' trial and using the insanity defense. http://www.recapo.com/the-doctors/the-doctors-procedures/drs-chris-kyle-american-sniper-trial-using-insanity-defense/

New York Times: Feb. 26, 2015 - Insanity defense fails in killing of former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle

New York Times: Feb. 26, 2015 - Insanity defense fails in killing of former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle

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