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Unformatted text preview: Mind Over Matter 1 Mind over Matter Sabrina Armstrong PSY 270 Julie Bruno September 22 nd , 2011 Mind Over Matter 2 Mind over Matter Insanity is a word that a psychologist often uses to define individuals who are unable to determine between right and wrong at the time of committing a crime. Mentally ill means that one might still be able to tell the differences between right and wrong while acting accordingly. Therefore, instead of a psychotherapist diagnosing a person as insane; they will say that the person has a mental illness instead. The reason that the McNaughton rule cannot be used; to defend the actions of people; which consume alcohol and then take it into their own hands to murder someone: simply is because if one person decides to drink, then he or she was able to make that choice all on their own; knowing full well of alcohols side effects; which then may lead them to the actions of committing a crime; therefore they can and will be held accountable for their actions, to the full...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PHI 105 105 taught by Professor Larrywaggle during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '11