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Forensic Mental Health: The Insanity Defense

Forensic Mental Health: TheInsanity Defense


From recent newspublications, select two individualswith mental health issues who were involved in a forensic mental healthsituation, or who could have been involved given the circumstances surroundingthe incident. Citing information from news articles and your readings for thisunit, write a paper in which you complete the following for each case:

·Describe an appropriate claim for each situation found in thenews articles (for example, competency to stand trial, insanity).

·Describe the clues from the news articles that might indicate amental impairment in both cases.

·Describe how a forensic evaluator would determine whether thelegal criteria for an insanity defense were met in both cases, usinginformation from the unit readings.

·Describe the relationship between mental health and the legal system,using your course readings and the news articles.

·Describe the ethical concerns involved in both cases in the newsarticles.

·Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar,usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.

·Use APA style and formatting.

·Length: 3double-spaced, typed pages.

·Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

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