Critics of the insanity plea often contend that a crime is still a crime, and it does not matter who committed it, sane or insane. Opponents of this defense also question, “They are criminals, so who cares if they are sent away?” In truth, it is still a crime, however, this crime cannot be considered guilty, if the defendant had no criminal intent to do so. When dealing with a person who is mentally incapable to comprehend and do certain things, one must analyze their thought process. Some people are eminently schizophrenic, and believe they are doing the world a favor by “eliminating” another individual. They believe that their “target” is going to do wrong to the world, another person, or themselves.
Varelius argues that a patient’s autonomy that is refusing treatment should not be respected and treated anyways. To do this, he uses the subjective and objective theories of wellbeing to weigh the possible options. Accepting the subjective theory of wellbeing would take in account the patients favors and disfavors, thus a person’s good is based on her own decisions. The patient is entitled to be the one that weighs out the options of being treated or not being treated. Therefore, accepting prudential subjectivism would then commit you to respecting the patient’s decision not to be treated.
Nevertheless, suppose the murderer only possesses the disorder that only exists in legal term, what treatments can doctor adopt to cure him if there is even no such disease exists? Another reason is that the vague distinction between internal cause and external cause; “Many diseases consist of a predisposition, considered an internal cause, combined with a precipitant, which would be considered an external cause.” The act triggered by the predisposition would be considered as an act driven by automatism, which is not classified as insanity since the defendant still has the volition and cognition to control his act when he awakens. The act triggered by precipitant, such as the persistent psychosis caused by drugs, rather, would be considered insanity. However, in the medical sense, the predisposition and precipitant are combined and will not be discussed separately. The disharmony between medical and legal insanity makes the definition of insanity
Intervention and Theories Intervention and theories are best supported after a multidimensional assessment is completed. Assessments provide a historical overview and identifies all areas of concerns, gaps in care, and any other goals for improvement. The member has an extensive history of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse. Strength based theory is the best approach when working with the member because it will provide a foundation to build interventions upon. "Integration of strengths within the complex and often negatively skewed narrative may re socialize potential clients to perceive that psychotherapy is not only about untwisting their distorted thinking or restoring their troubled relationships, it is also about learning
Basically, defendants accused of a crime can acknowledge that they committed the crime but argue that they are not responsible for it because of their mental illness, by pleading "not guilty by reason of insanity." The insanity defense is part of a class
In order to comprehend the thesis, it is essential that one understand the psychological makeup of the Misfit. The Misfit accepts that he is not “a good man”, but he isn’t “the worst in the world neither” (O’Connor, 619). The Misfit has made his fair share of mistakes but more importantly, is conscious of his shortcomings and his strengths. A major strength that the Misfit possess is that he does not pass judgement onto others because everyone has done wrong, including himself. “I found out the crime don’t matter.
Marquis might argue, based on Tooley’s account, that a medical patient who is unconscious and unaware of a possible treatment is undeserving of medical attention, although that may seem contrary to the popular stance. Another criticism he could possibility raise would be against Tooley’s premise that regarding continued personhood.
You'll still be where you were before - at the bottom. And we'll still be the lucky ones with all the breaks. So it doesn't do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn't prove a thing. We'll forget it if you win, or if you don't.” This part of the book is clearly showing that violence can sometimes do nothing for your situation, which defeats the purpose of violence.
A key aim of CBT in treating complicated grief is to target dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours by focusing on reducing feelings of distress and suffering to enable the bereaved to move towards acceptance of the loss and revision of their future (Boelen, 2008). To accomplish this aim, negative cognitions need to be identified and changed, and avoidance behaviours need to be confronted (Boelen, de Keijser, van den Hout, & van den Bout, 2007). Similarly to CGT, imaginal revisiting is one technique CBT uses to confront the reality of the loss as well as to reduce anxious avoidance (Boelen, 2008). In addition, to address negative cognitions, cognitive restructuring is used in CBT to identify, challenge and alter unhelpful thoughts (Boelen, 2008). Socratic questioning, is a strategy of cognitive restructuring where the utility and validity of negative cognitions are addressed.
Therefore the media should not use mental illness as a way to explain why a horrible act has occurred and instead place full, unfiltered blame onto the shooter for the acts committed. This is not to say that mental illness is not a factor in the planning of mass shootings. However the potential shooter does have access to resources to better themselves and studies show that people with mental illnesses can fully recover with continued treatments, so there should be no excuse of the horrendous actions. So when the media consistently depicts them as bad, social stigmas arise and cause more violence against them. Also, when the mental illness card is played, it takes out all other factors as to why a shooter may want to do a mass shooting.