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Unformatted text preview: illness. This would lead to jail or prison time instead of a Psychiatric ward. 3. Not guilty by reason of insanity: Is when a person is clinically insane and cannot differentiate right from wrong. This person would be diagnosed clinically insane and be sent to a Psychiatric ward. If you were deciding this case, how would you rule? Briefly explain your decision. I would rule Clark guilty but insane. In this case there were events that happened that proved Clark knew right from wrong, and was knowledgeable of what the capabilities of a fire arm was. He also mentioned that he had intent on killing the officer. He also knew enough to hide the evidence which also shows he knows right from wrong. So in this case Clark would be guilty but with underlying mental illnesses. Reference: Gibeaut, J. (2006, April). A matter over mind. ABA Journal, 92(4), 32...
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- Spring '05
- Psychiatry, Insanity defense, Matter Crystal Lees