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FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY CRIMINAL . CRIME . FELONIES & MISDEMEANORS ACTUS REUS VOLUNTARY CONSCIOUS MENS REA INTEND ACT INTEND CONSEQUENCES ACTED WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INTENT TO KILL ACTED WITH KNOWING OR RECKLESS DISREGARD. COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL US v. DUSKY.

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Crime
CRIME

  • FELONIES & MISDEMEANORS

  • ACTUS REUS

    • VOLUNTARY

    • CONSCIOUS

  • MENS REA

    • INTEND ACT

    • INTEND CONSEQUENCES

    • ACTED WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT

      • EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INTENT TO KILL

    • ACTED WITH KNOWING OR RECKLESS DISREGARD


Competency to stand trial us v dusky
COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL US v. DUSKY

  • RATIONAL AS WELL AS FACTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF PROCEEDINGS

  • ABILITY TO CONSULT COUNSEL WITH REASONABLE DEGREE OF RATIONAL UNDERSTANDING


Insanity
INSANITY

  • JURIES FEAR MENTALLY ILL WHO COMMIT CRIMES

  • RARELY SUCCESSFUL

  • IF SUCCESSFUL, SPEND MORE YEARS IN HOSPITAL THAN IN PRISON


Historical definitions
HISTORICAL DEFINITIONS

  • WILD BEAST

  • M’NAUGHTEN

  • IRRESISTIBLE IMPULSE

  • BRAWNER (ALI)

  • DURHAM

  • FEDERAL

  • GUILTY BUT MENTALLY ILL


Other mental defenses
OTHER MENTAL DEFENSES

  • EXTREME EMOTIONAL DURESS

  • DIMINSHED CAPACITY

  • INTOXICATION

  • COERCED CONFESSION


Consequences
CONSEQUENCES

  • COERCED CONFESSION

  • INCOMPETENCE TO STAND TRIAL

  • NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY

  • EVIDENCE OF AGGRAVATION OR MITIGATION IN DEATH CASES



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