Not guilty by reason of insanity of murder: clinical and neuropsychological characteristics.

@article{Nestor1997NotGB,
  title={Not guilty by reason of insanity of murder: clinical and neuropsychological characteristics.},
  author={Paul Nestor and Joel Haycock},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={161-71}
}
We examined archivally clinical status, neuropsychological functioning, and perpetrator-victim relationships of 28 adult patients who had committed homicide and had been subsequently involuntarily committed to a forensic hospital. We divided patients into two groups: (1) not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) acquittees (n = 13) and (2) convicted murderers (n = 15). In comparison with convicted murderers, NGRI acquittees were more likely to be seen as psychotic at the time of the index offense… CONTINUE READING

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