Insanity Defense Case Study

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4. It is hard to imagine that serial murderers do not effectively use the insanity defense. Please explain:
a) why isn 't it an effective defense?
- The insanity defense, is a defense by excuse in a criminal case, arguing that the defendant is not responsible for their actions due to a persistent psychiatric disease. According to Danny Cevallos, who is a CNN Legal Analyst stated that: the insanity defense is raised in less than 1% of felony cases, and it 's only successful in a fraction of those; moreover, defendants judged to have been legally insane at the time of the offense and subsequently found not guilty by reason of insanity are in almost all cases indefinitely committed to psychiatric hospitals for treatment. When it comes to legal
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According to a video uploaded by aperi mentis and written by Steven Hassan stated that: Behavior Control constant reminding of the authority of the leader, obedience is the most important teaching just believing but don’ t question; Information Control deception is basic feature of recruitment it keeps potential members unaware of unusual group beliefs that would be distasteful at an earlier stage of indoctrination, important information which is available to the general public is withheld from current members and potential members; Thought Control the group has its own language and definitions which regulate how a person think, the change in definitions of significant words or doctrines keeps even the members from fully understanding their own beliefs; and Emotional Control fear is used to manipulate leaders create a false dichotomy between members and outsiders there is an outside enemy who is continually persecuting them, fear of punishment by the leaders if you are not “good enough” being “good enough” means following the ideology perfectly and is typically

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