The Insanity Plea In The Case Of A Serial Killer

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Article Review: The insanity Plea in the Case of a Serial Killer

What is this article specifically addressing?
This article, “The insanity Plea in the Case of a Serial Killer” By George Palermo and Richard Khnudten explains the case of the infamous serial killer Jeffery Dahmer and his attempt to request the insanity plea to get out of his crimes he committed. Mr. Dahmer killed seventeen men, and when asked about his crimes his responses where clear and coherent. Yet, he pled not guilty by reason of mental illness. The jury did not believe he had any signs of a mental illness and sentenced fifteen consecutive life terms.

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Was the article reliable and valid? Explain.
You can tell that the authors where very knowledgeable on the subject they were discussing. They provided many facts and information relating to the subject and information they were trying to elaborate on in this article.

Was this article well-written? Thoughtful and reflective?
I really enjoyed reading this article. The way George Palermo and Richard Khnudten had it lay out and broke into subcategories on the topic made it very clear to understand. They had each subject separated as if you were reading a real case study. IT started with the background and history of the patient, the medical examination of the patient, diagnoses, and lastly the jury verdict.

What were the limitations in this article? Any variables?
The only real limitation I saw was that they focused on only one case where a serial killer attempted to pled not guilty due to mental illness. There are plenty of others like Ed Gein, Andrew Goldstein, Steven Steinberg, ect, but it simplifying it to one well know name did make it a lot easier to understand.

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