PSY 270 WEEK SIXMindovermatter

PSY 270 WEEK SIXMindovermatter - illness. This would lead...

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PSY 270 WEEK SIX Checkpoint: Mind over Matter Crystal Lees What is the difference between mental illness and insanity? Insanity is a word to define individuals who are unable to determine between right and wrong at the time of committing a crime. Mentally ill means one might still be able to tell right from wrong while acting, so instead of being diagnosed as insane; they say they have a mental illness. The McNaughton rule cannot be used to defend the actions of a person who drinks alcohol and then murders someone. Why not? Because if one decided to drink, they were able to make that choice on their own knowing the side effects which lead them to the actions of a crime. Identify each of the following: 1. Rational and guilty: Is when a person is found guilty because they were completely aware of their decisions and actions. 2. Guilty but insane: Is when a person is guilty because they are able to establish the right and wrong concept to their actions, but is also diagnosed with a mental
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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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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course PSY 270 taught by Professor Hall during the Spring '05 term at University of Phoenix.

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