CRJS466 Individual Project Week Five

Apr 19th, 2015
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You are part of a fact finding panel for your state court system. The court has a concern over the methods in which persons who are mentally ill violent offenders are handled. You are charged with selecting a modern court case (past 30 years) in which a sanity issue arose regarding a violent offender. The case may involve a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Plea, or it may involve a directive by the court for a sanity hearing. You may also select a case with a court consideration of idiot status was determined. You must prepare a briefing report on the methods that were used to assess the defendant by the court in the case you selected. Discuss the outcome of the case and the mechanism that resulted in the defendant’s evaluation for sanity. In a 3–5 page position paper, respond to the following: Articulate the mental disorder(s) being considered by the court in the case that you selected, and why this disorder would make the defendant unfit for trial. Explain the relationship between th

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CRJS466 Individual Project Week FiveNameClassDateProfessorInsanity Defense Anthony Sowell is a prolific serial killer responsible for the murders of eleven women and has been charged with their murders, kidnapping, rape, and abuse of a corpse. In response to the charges Sowell pled Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) to the 85 charges he faces. The court ordered a psychological evaluation in order to assess the mental health of the defendant. Anthony Sowell, also known as the Cleveland Serial Killer, faces the death penalty for his crimes but if found not guilty due to insanity he will not get the death penalty but this defense will not prevent him from going to jail for the rest of his life. An insanity defense requires a finding that the person suffers from a severe mental illness and cannot distinguish between right and wrong (Sangiacomo, 2009). Just because Sowell kills people and then abuses the corpse does not mean he is insane but a cold, calculated killer. Based on the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) defense the offender would still have to go to jail. In order to avoid criminals claiming insanity only to be placed in a mental institution and released after a few months new laws put the mentally ill offender behind bar where they receive minimal mental health treatment. Once Anthony Sowell and his defense attorney informed the court of the insanity defense, the court ordered a psychological evaluation of the crimin

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