PSYC 3310 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Antipsychotic, Delusional Disorder, Acute Stress Reaction

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27 May 2012
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Lecture 5 criminal responsibility and competency to stand trial (may 22) Expert eyewitness testimony = testimony from expert of fact witness" testimony i. e. fallibility. Eyewitness testimony (fact witness) = someone who saw/heard or was involved in a criminal activity. 2001: filled bathtub and drowned children, ages 7, 5, 3, 2 and 6 months killed one by one. Husband: if she received the medical treatment she deserved, then the kids would be alive and well . Trial 2: not guilty by reason of insanity postpartum mental illness: had been prescribed zoloft and haldol after birth of youngest child stopped taking haldol because of the side effects. Insanity aka madness is a legal, not a psychological/medical term. What is included under the madness umbrella: aristotle (~320 bc) free will/volition essential for determination of blame, ad 230: mentally ill excused because of absence of mens rea already punished by mental condition.

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