Juror knowledge and attitudes regarding mental illness verdicts.

@article{Sloat2005JurorKA,
  title={Juror knowledge and attitudes regarding mental illness verdicts.},
  author={Lisa M Sloat and Richard L. Frierson},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={
          208-13
        }
}
We begin with a brief overview of the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) and Guilty but Mentally Ill (GBMI) verdicts in the United States and then report on a study of qualified jurors (n=96) in which we examined jurors' understanding and attitudes about mental illness verdicts and the disposition of mentally ill defendants. Results indicate that although the jury pool was highly educated, only 4.2 percent of jurors could correctly identify both the definitions and dispositions of… CONTINUE READING

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