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Chapter 5 Insanity and Competency Talbot Kellogg Community College Insanity Insanity is a legal term. The legal definition may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. An assessment for insanity attempts to evaluate the person's mental state at the time of the offense. Insanity v. Psychosis Psychosis Can one be psychotic and not insane? Mens Rea (Guilty Mind) M'Naghten Rule (Cognitive Test of Insanity)
1. NGRI 2. 3. Problems The defendant was suffering from a ______of ____________ from a _______________. As a result, the defendant did not know the ________ and ______ of the act he was doing. As a result, the defendant did not know that what he was doing was _________. The volitional aspect of insanity. NGRI Results of an NGRI determination. Length of incarceration or admission? Guilty But Mentally Ill (GBMI) Indicates the presence of mental illness and the presence of mens rea. Unlike NGRI (a defense), GBMI is a __________. The results of such a verdict? How might this occur? Concerns for the Psychologist Assessing Sanity Malinguering DSM IV TR Assessing Competency A person's ability to understand the ____________ the _____ of the charges against them & their ability to ______ in their _____________. Competency to plead guilty. Competency to stand trial. Use of competency screening tests. CST, Competency Assessment Instrument, Georgia Court Competency Test (GCCT), CAST MR. Mental Retardation DSM IV TR criteria for MR. ...
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- Spring '08
- Psychology, Insanity defense, NGRI, Competency Talbot Kellogg