This paper will examine the mind of the criminally insane. When examining the criminally insane, many factors must be considered. First, mental health diseases and their symptoms will be examined. The development of these diseases could be genetic, or triggered environmentally, emotionally, or physically. This paper will also examine different cases in which the insanity plea was implied. This paper will give the reader insight on who should be found insane. Finally, the paper will conclude if we should consider the insanity plea.
Keywords: criminally insane, mental health diseases, triggers, case study
Should the Insanity Plea Be Considered?
Mental illness has played a major part in the criminal system. It is a mysterious field of forensics, because no one knows what the criminal is thinking. That's why forensics calls upon psychology. Forensic Psychology is a field that deals with both the law and psychology. Typical functions performed within forensic psychology include the following: Competency evaluations, sentencing recommendations, evaluations of the risk of the reoffending, testimony as an expert witness, child custody evaluations, etc. Forensic psychologists must evaluate the offender from his childhood