Insanity Defense Evaluations

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Insanity Defense evaluations The insanity defense evaluations are used to justify the mental capacity of a criminal in a court proceeding that committed murder as a result of their conduct in society. According to Heilburn (2006), “One doctor in an attempt to find a legal analogy called the DSM 3 the statute law of psychiatry.” (pp.65) formally known as the lex loci delicti commissi in legal terms is a diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders ever known. However, there are two different ways in going about providing an evaluation to a criminal with a mental disease. First, are forensic evaluations that aide the courts in helping to determine if an individual is able to know, think, and feel. Second, therapeutic evaluations

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