There are many different types of child maltreatment that are considered criminal acts. These acts can range from neglect, to verbal/emotional/physical abuse, to death. When child maltreatment results in death, it is known as child homicide. Bartol & Bartol (2014) describe child homicide as homicide “that occurs when a person intentionally kills a child or infant, and intends that the death occur” (p. 271). There are many risk factors that contribute to child homicide, that include mental health disorders. Andrea Yates, a woman that has been convicted of murdering her children, is an example of how these risk factors and mental health diagnoses can interact with one another and create something fatal.
When reading the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the character Rebecca Nurse can be analyzed. When analyzing her, she can be portrayed as a very retinal character that always keeps a level head. This means she never jumps to conclusions and stays calm and collected. Then Rebecca nurse renders herself as an honest old women throughout the play. Because of this, it makes her very well respected. Lastly, Rebecca Nurse displays herself as a figure highly motivated by religion. This allows her to try and please her God which results in her being a very admirable character. Thus saying, throughout the course of the play when analyzing Rebecca Nurse she is proven to be rational, honest, and motivated highly upon religion.
Special attention should be giving to understanding informed consent and any challenges that may be presented and prescribing ethically medications to special populations such as children. According to the Gerald Tietz of the Washington law review (1986), indicates that it is well within a practitioner’s scope of duty to inform the patient of significant effects were injuries that may be related to the prescribing of any particular pharmacological treatment. This informed consent should be expanded to include the harms were dangerous presented also with non-use of additional treatment interventions such as therapy or CBT. Additional trends identified in ambulance pediatrics (Cooper, Arbogast & Ding, 2006), or the trends and the prescription of antipsychotic medications for children in the United States of America. The information taken from the national ambulatory medical care survey in regards to the US population indicated that between 1995 and 2002 there were nearly 6,000,000 visits to health providers by children in the US that had been subscribed or prescribed antipsychotic medications. Nearly 1/3 of the prescriptions for lease populations were provided by non-mental health service professionals. The study of the department of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville also indicated that over half of the prescriptions for these children were given based on behavioral indications or affective disorders which find a way
The patient was admitted to the hospital by her daughter after discovering that she had abandoned her medication and was significantly experiencing adverse effects from the withdrawal. The patients’ medical history included renal dysfunction, anemia, malnourishment, back pain, and a family history of mental health. The patient has a psychiatric history of being previously placed in the same clinical structure eight months ago due to related issues including the failure to take her medication and increased levels of mental health conditions that led
In the poem Incident by Natasha Trethewey the reader witnesses a family hiding from the Klu Klux Klan who appear to be burning crosses on lawns outside and getting away with other illegal activities. The author tries to validate her credibility to the reader by both opening and closing the poem with “We tell the story every year” (Trethewey), however, even the repetitive nature of the poem had not been enough to sway the reader's opinion. While the majority of the lines remain familiar in sound they tend to differ slightly over time, as stories continue to be retold with faded memories throughout the course of time. However, the overall message remains clear, the notorious Klu Klux Klan had been out that night causing chaos in the streets.
In order for a trial to be brought, the police and prosecutors might be able to prove that the elements of the particular offence are present. In this criminal case both Actus reus, Mens rea as well causation was clearly shown through the behavior of Katherine Knight.
The answer to question number two, is as follows: In this case there were a series of unfortunate events that could have been avoided. First and most importantly, the death of Tara (victim). When Robert told Dr. Douglas that he wanted to kill his girlfriend Tara, Dr. Douglas had the legal obligation of notifying authorities and should have had Robert (his patient) hospitalized against his will. Psychiatrists who knowingly do not report such information are subject to civil suits as well as disciplinary action from licensing authorities.
Psychotropic medications, also referred to as psychiatric or psychotherapeutic medications, are used to treat psychiatric disorders, such as: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They have been used for many years and oftentimes come with dangerous side effects. The side effects that often occur in children taking these medications can include: fainting, blurred vision, vomiting, extreme weight gain, and even death ("Seroquel information,” n.d.). The use of psychotropic medication to treat mental disorders in children and adolescents is highly controversial because of ethical viewpoints (i.e. parents “drugging” their children to calm them down) and potentially
It is essential to have knowledge of the previous case which was Rogers v. Okin, 738 F.2d 1. Rogers became distressed with the forced consumption of Haldol, an antipsychotic medication, causing to set herself on fire in order to be transferred to a medical hospital. On April 27, 1975, Rogers, along with six other patients who were also medicated against their will, initiated lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed against officials and staff of the May and Austin Units of the BSH. Plaintiffs were all present or were previous mental patients and were all administered with drugs forcefully. In this case, the Plaintiff prevailed.
On Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm, Angeline Reynolds came to the Gautier police station and reported she had just been robbed. Reynolds was traveling south on Martin Bluff Rd, when she pulled off the road near the water tower by Interstate 10 to check and see if she had a flat tire. While doing so, a black male driving a red Chevrolet Colbalt (2004 or 2005 model), pulled over and asked if her brother-in-law, Bryce Reynolds was in the vehicle. Reynolds told the male that he wasn't and he walked over to her vehicle. The male had a handgun in his waist band and had a hand on it while he took $204 from her driver door pocket that was open. The male told Reynolds, "It's best you not come after me" and he left the area in his vehicle. Reynolds then called 911 while driving to the police station to report this incident.
Forcible medication is conflicting to a forensic mental health professionals ethical standards. Public perception of a medical professional who provides care as a healer can shift to a person causing harm, then undermining the integrity of the profession. However, we as forensic mental health professionals do not work in a therapeutic capacity and I still believe in certain situations on a case by case basis
The conclusion had is there is no one solution for all of these individual cases however the author does state “The goal is to reach a balance between the rights of the patient to treatment and the responsibility to ensure public safety. The balance between patients’ rights, the right to treatment, and public safety is taken into account with the “treatment years” approach.” (Melamed). This balance between punishment and treatment will largely depend on the severity of the crime committed, and differ from case to case. The term “treatment years” refers to the duration of time spent with medical personnel helping subdue the condition expressed by the patient before they are deemed ready to be a part of society once more. The implication of juries that are more informed on the topics of mental health and are able to view that in the context of sentencing could also benefit a suitable and more understanding sentencing of jail and treatment time. The context of murder with punishment and treatment is more difficult to find a balance with than other less severe crimes. The perpetrator has shown the ability to commit the worst crime imaginable and has demonstrated their danger to society and capability to damage lives. With this taken into account punishment for the perpetrator needs to be
The difference between humans memory and how the Internet memorizes is that humans forget, but the Internet stores every information. Rehtaeh Parsons's case is a heartbreaking moment that she suicides in April after allegedly being raped. Someone photographed her during the rape and the photos were disseminated around her school. Nelles(2013) argues that after her death, anonymous online trolls set up a fake "The Real Rehtaeh Parsons" Facebook account, and National Post columnist Christie Blatchford even suggested that the girl had lied about being raped. (Nelles, 2013) Rehtaeh faces a permanent ugly label because she is simply defined by the world by typing her name into a search bar.
The year was 2013. A 31 year old man attacked his ex- girlfriend with a knife outside the social services building where they was suppose to get help with their son. The man had traces of seven drugs, three of them was heavy anti-anxiety medicines. This mans diagnosis is Antisocial personality disorder with psychopathic , narcissistic and paranoid traits. But what happened with him after his killed his ex-girlfriend? Well, he got his punishment - 18 years in prison.