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Exam 3 Study Guide

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Exam 3 Study Guide PSYCH-30111

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Study Guide for Exam 3 Chapter 9
Forensic Psychology
Dr. Anthony Tarescavage
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Amy Turk on Wednesday April 13, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSYCH-30111 at Kent State University taught by Dr. Anthony Tarescavage in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Forensic Psychology in Psychlogy at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 04/13/16
Forensic Psychology: Exam 3 Review Sheet All of the 40 multiple­choice exam 3 questions will ask about one or more items listed in this  sheet. Approximately half of the items on this sheet will be covered on the exam.  All of the  items on this sheet can be completed using material presented in class. In addition, the textbook  can be used to answer all of these questions as well.  CHAPTER 9: INSANITY, CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND DIMINISHED  CAPACITY ­ What are the key differences between civil commitment, competencies, and insanity in  terms of time frame? ­ Does the defendant need to admit to the crime in order to be found insane? ­ What are the two prongs of the M’Naghten standard? ­ What are examples of severe mental diseases that would qualify for an insanity defense? ­ What does it mean to “not know the nature and quality of one’s actions”? ­ Rank the three main insanity standards (M’Naghten, Product Rule, and ALI) in terms of  how conservative they are (i.e., conservative standards would be the hardest for  defendants to use successfully) ­ Rank the three main insanity standards in terms of number of states that apply each  standard ­ What are the two prongs of the product rule? ­ What is the American Law Institute? ­ What is the primary difference between the ALI standard and the M’Naghten standard? ­ What prompted the Insanity Reform Act? ­ True or False: The verdict of Guilty but Mentally Ill was primarily intended to replace  existing insanity standards ­ What three things must be present to be found guilty but mentally ill? ­ What are the criticisms of the guilty but mentally ill verdict? ­ How many states do not have an insanity standard? ­ Why don’t acquittal rates differ across the three major standards in mock juror studies? ­ How often is the insanity defense used? ­ How often are those using the defense acquitted? ­ What percentage of insanity acquittals are freed immediately after the trial? ­ What percentage of insanity acquittals committed murder? ­ True or False: Insanity acquittals spend less time institutionalized that if they had been  convicted of the crime they were charged with ­ True or False: Insanity acquittals have re­offending rates that are higher than the general  offender who is sent to prison ­ Why does the time frame of insanity evaluations make these assessments especially  difficult? ­ True or False: Expert opinions vary depending on the insanity standard used ­ About how often do judges and juries agree with expert opinions in insanity cases? ­ What is a diminished capacity defense?


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