Those judged to be criminally insane often receive better mental health treatment than practically anybody else — including people who have never committed a crime.
Verdicts in violent crime cases can hinge on brain science.
The question that hangs in the air at these sort of proceedings has always been the same: Is there a way to make determinations more scientific and less traditionally judicial?
Regardless of the clinical assessments, jurors are likely to have a hard time detaching their emotions from the grueling
At the heart of the NGRI defense is the claim the defendant either lacked the capacity to know right from wrong (was brain-damaged, intellectually impaired) or had a mental disorder when the crime was committed, causing an inability to act within the law's requirements.
Andre Thomas was convicted of killing his estranged wife and their two children, a 4-year-old boy and 13-month old girl. With