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Chapter 16

PSYCH 270 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: Sexually Violent Predator Laws, Irresistible Impulse, American Law Institute

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Chapter 16 Study Objectives
**Note there are multiple parts to some of the objectives
1) Describe forensic psychology. What kinds of activities are forensic psychologists
engaged in? (528)
2) What is criminal commitment? (528)
3) What is not-guilty by reason of insanity? What happens to a person found NGRI?
4) What is another form of criminal commitment? What happens to these individuals?
5) Describe the case of Daniel M'Naghten and describe the resulting M'Naghten rule.
6) Describe the irresistible impulse test. (529)
7) Describe the Durham test. (529)
8) Describe the American Law Institute test. (529)
9) Describe the criticisms raised by the insanity defense. (530-532)
10) Describe guilty but mentally ill. What happens to a person found guilty but mentally
ill? What is guilty with diminished capacity? Describe the case of Moscone and
Milk. (532-533)
11) Why have many states abolished mentally disordered sex offender laws? What are
sexually violent predator laws? (533-534)
12) Describe incompetence to stand trial. Describe the case of Russell Weston and Jared
Lee Loughner. (534)
13) Describe Jackson v Indiana. (535)
14) Describe civil commitment. (536)
15) Why should someone be committed? (536)
16) What are the procedures for civil commitment? Describe the supreme court ruling
that is related to civil commitment. (536)
17) What is emergency commitment? (537)
18) Who is dangerous? What percent of people with mental disorders are dangerous?
19) What are the problems with civil commitment? (538)
20) Describe right to treatment. Describe Wyatt V Stickney. Describe O'Connor V
Donaldson. What is the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act?
21) Describe the right to refuse treatment. Can people be forced to take medication,
receive ECT, or psychosurgery? (540)
22) What are malpractice suits? (541)
23) Describe the movement for prescription privileges for psychologists. (541)
24) How accurate is eye witness testimony? Describe the complexities involved. (542)
25) Describe profiling and its limits. (542-543)
26) Describe 6 ethical codes of conduct. (544-545)
27) Describe confidentiality. (545)
28) Describe duty to warn. Describe the Tarasoff case. (546)
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