crj 308 wk 2 - Readings 1. To help complete this week's...

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Readings 1. To help complete this week's assignments, read the following chapters from Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach: Chapter 5: Human Aggression and Violence Chapter 7: Criminal Psychopathy Chapter 8: Crime and Mental Disorders 2. Read the following articles for the Article Analysis assignment: Effects of Serious Mental Illness and Drug Abuse on Criminal Offenses, by J. Junginger, K. Claypoole, & A. Renilo-Laygo. (2006). Psychiatric Services 57 (6), 879-82. Retrieved from the ProQuest Direct Database 3. Read the "Community Career Interview Activity" assignment that is due in Week Three. Set up the interview appointment this week. The Discussion Forum assignment in Week Three requires a summary of the Community Interview. (This reading assignment assists in developing a sense of community collaboration.) Recommended Readings 1. An Importan Distinction: "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity" and "Diminished Capacity" . Retrieved from Cornell University Law School Website. (This article is about the insanity defense and how it reflects a compromise on the part of society and the law regarding criminal defendants.) Discussions To participate in the following discussions, go to this week's Discussion link in the left navigation: 1. Unique Defenses Select one of the unique defenses sometimes raised to absolve defendants of criminal responsibility. Explain your choice completely and provide an example. Your response should be a minimum 250 words and reference at least two scholarly sources in proper APA format. Please respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. 2. Battered Wife Syndrome. Battered wife syndrome is a controversial issue. Courts have ambivalence in the rulings regarding whether it can be an "insanity" plea or not. Assume a position on one side of the issue, either "temporary insanity" or "sane and can stand trial." Explain the position and provide an example. Your response should be a minimum 250 words and reference at least two scholarly sources in proper APA format. Please respond to at least two of your classmates.
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