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The First Person to Use the Temporary Insanity Defense was a Congressman Who Murdered the Son of the Composer of “The Star Spangled Banner”

3 The Forensic Psychologist & The Insanity Defense. Click on image or see following link for information and resources. (Photo Credit: thewhitestdogalive)


With No Insanity Defense, Seriously Ill People End Up In Prison

Four States Don't Allow The Insanity Defense At All : Shots - Health News : NPR

The Insanity Defense from Psychology Today--use with Hamlet


10 Scariest Stalkers

On March 30, 1981, Hinckley left Jodie Foster a note telling her that he planned to win her love by assassinating U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Later that day, Hinckley did drive to Washington, D.C., where he was able to shoot the president and several members of his entourage. President Reagan survived the shooting, and Hinckley has been institutionalized ever since due to a "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity" defense.


What Is the Standard for the Insanity Defense?

David Tarloff Found Guilty of Bludgeoning and Stabbing Psychologist, Kathryn Faughey