Insanity Defense Research Paper

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The insanity defense has been popularized by television shows and real coverage of trials. Because of this there is a great deal of misinformation about the insanity defense. The insanity defense is a controversial topic partly because of what constitutes an insanity defense. The term insanity is a legal term rather than an actual psychological term or disorder. This paper will discuss some of the history of the insanity defense, notable cases, and finally issues with the insanity defense.
The insanity defense is employed in court by individuals that are or claim to be suffering from a mental disorder. The term is a legal concept that establishes that a person cannot be convicted of a crime if they lacked criminal responsibility by reason

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