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Legal and Ethical Issues in Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology Abnormal Psychology Dr. Nolan Zane Dr. Nolan Zane
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Table 18.1: The Intersection of Psychology and the Law
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Table 18.1: The Intersection of Psychology and the Law (cont’d)
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Criminal Commitment Criminal commitment : Incarceration of an individual for having committed a crime Criminal law recognizes that some people lack the ability to discern the ramifications of their actions because they are mentally disturbed.
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Insanity defense -- not responsible for criminal actions; mentally disturbed at time committed the crime. Legal precedents: Usually must produce a pattern suggesting that MI was a predominant and present factor. No others must be involved – suggests sane enough to collaborate. American Law Institute (ALI) Code (United States, 1962): "as a result of mental disease or defect he lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality of his conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law" Does not include antisocial personality as mental disease or defect Guilty, but mentally ill -- adopted after John Hinkley verdict; Insanity Reform Act (1984) bases insanity solely on ability to understand what one did. Based on recognition that MI people are not always psychotic.
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Insanity Defense: Legal Precedents M’Naghten rule (the “right-wrong test”): Cognitive test of
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