After the Insanity Defense: When the Acquitted Return to the by Matthew F. Shaw

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116 However, these conclusions are limited by the lack of adequate modeling studies. Until such techniques are applied to NGRI discharge patterns, it remains difficult to integrate results and therefore increase the external validity of the present findings. iv. Inclusion Criteria: The majority of legislation on the insanity defense is created at the state level. Therefore, to be adjudicated NGRI in one state does not necessarily mean one has met the same criteria required in another state. I standard (including cognitive and volitional components) whereas California adheres to the M’Naghten rule (including cognitive components solely).

The variability among methods, and therefore shifting biases of the results, further limits the external validity of the findings. 46 After the Insanity Defense iii. 113 Preliminary efforts have been made to chart the change in recidivism rates over time;114 however, more sophisticated modeling techniques are needed. 116 However, these conclusions are limited by the lack of adequate modeling studies. Until such techniques are applied to NGRI discharge patterns, it remains difficult to integrate results and therefore increase the external validity of the present findings.

However, Wiederanders concludes that hospitalization most likely serves some type of preventive function.

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