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Edith Carrera 11/29/16 Assignment 11 1) Explain what the M’Naghten test for determining insanity is. Explain what it means in plain language. The M’Naghten test for determining insanity is a test that if at the time that the crime was committed, the suspect understood the nature of the crime or knew right from wrong. 2) Read through this subset of transcripts of an interview between a psychiatrist (PD) and a defendant (AY), and identify aspects of the interview that indicate the defendant meets the M’Naghten test for insanity. Some aspects in which the defendant meets the M’Naghten test for insanity is one: when she states to the interviewer that Satan was inside of her giving her directions to harm her children and the only way out of her situation is to kill them. She believed that if she killed her children, the children would live an eternal life in heaven, and if she didn’t kill them, they would be harmed and ruined by Satan. Another aspect as to where she meets
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