The insanity plea asserts that the defendant is not responsible for his or her own behavior due to a disease or defect of the mind that rendered the defendant unable to understand the criminality of the behavior.

Please click on the following link, watch the video on Nikko Jenkins, and after you watch the video and read chapter 3 in your textbook, answer the below question:

Critical Thinking Question:

How are psychological theories used in the insanity defense, and do you agree with the judge’s finding that Niko Jenkins was not insane?

Sample Solution

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