Defendants pleading insanity: an analysis of outcome.

  title={Defendants pleading insanity: an analysis of outcome.},
  author={Jeffrey S. Janofsky and Michael B. Vandewalle and Jonas R. Rappeport},
  journal={The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={17 2},
The authors examined the cohort of all defendants pleading not guilty by reason of insanity over a 12-month period in Baltimore City's superior trial court. During that time, 143 of the 11,497 defendants indicted (1.2%) pled not criminally responsible. Fourteen of those defendants (10%) were subsequently found not guilty by reason of insanity. The authors found marked agreement between the prosecution and defense with only two cases leading to full trials where the issue of insanity was argued… CONTINUE READING

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