The Insanity Plea By Winslad And Ross: Summary Essay
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The Insanity Plea by Winslad and Ross: Summary
The Insanity Plea is a book about the Uses & Abuses of the Insanity Defense in various cases. The book is by William J. Winslade and Judith Wilson Ross. In this report, I will basically summarize the book and tell you different ways people have used and abused the Criminal Justice System using The Insanity
I will first talk about the case of Dan White. On November 18, 1978,
Preliminary reports began broadcasting news of the events in a town called
Jonestown, at first all that was known, was that people of a religious cult shot and may have even killed California Congressman Leo Ryan. Then on
November 27, 9 days after the news of the death of…show more content… Leonard had dreamed about getting it as good as Lyman, he dreamt about a wife, a kid, a dog, a nice house with a fence around it, and job security, but his attempts always failed because of things like his wife, his employers, racial prejudice and life itself. Although it was not lucky at all for Lyman to be on
Fifth avenue and having his skull blasted away with a gun, it because extremely more lucky for Bostock because in 21 months after the shooting, he walked out of jail after receiving 4 months of physiciatric treatment and three months of evaluation. He was found not guilty of all charges due to the plea of Insanity.
To get that verdict he had to go through 2 trials. In the first trial, that lasted 3 days, it ended in a hung jury. Dr. Frank Hoggle and Dr. Lee Michael testified in the 1st trial. Dr Hoggle saw him on and off for about 3 months.
Dr Perioclat only saw him twice and each of those times they were very brief.
Both had testified, that he was both legally sane. Dr Hogle was a little doubtful about his legally sane verdict but the other one was very certain of it. In the second trial that was held, they eventually got to the not guilty verdict due to insanity and some time in a crazy phicility(is that a scientific term?). The last case that I will tell you about in this report is the case of
Robert Torsney. Robert