Forensic Mental Health
From recent news publications, select two individuals with mental health issues who were involved in a forensic mental health situation, or who could have been involved given the circumstances surrounding the incident. Citing information from news articles and your readings for this unit, write a paper in which you complete the following for each case: Describe an appropriate claim for each situation found in the news articles (for example, competency to stand trial, insanity). Describe the clues from the news articles that might indicate a mental impairment in both cases. Describe how a forensic evaluator would determine whether the legal criteria for an insanity defense were met in both cases, using information from the unit readings. Describe the relationship between mental health and the legal system, using your course readings and the news articles. Describe the ethical concerns involved in both cases in the news articles.