Differences between Criminal Intent Relating to Insanity Defense: United States Great Britain and Norway. Name: Institution: Criminal Intent in Insanity Defense: Differences in the United States Norway and Great Britain Navarro (2018) describes criminal intent as a fundament aspect of crime that includes a mindful decision on the part of the plaintiff. In the United States de Jong (2011) states that defendants in criminal cases who are determined to have been insane by the time they carried the offense are entitled to insanity defense or not guilty of criminal intent because of insanity. Such application has been in use for the time which has resulted in acquittal verdicts in several United States high-profile trials. However de Jong (2011) notes that in the United States only about one percent of all felony trials use the insanity defense. According to Gostin (1981) hundreds of year's insanity defense has applied to individuals the accused must prove that he/she was suffering a disease of mind contributed by an internal factor (De Jong 2011). References De Jong F. (2011). Theorizing criminal intent: a methodological account. Utrecht L. Rev. 7 1 Gostin L. O. (1981). Justifications for the insanity defense in Great Britain and the United States: The conflicting rationales of morality and compassion. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online 9(2) 100-115. Groning L. & Rieber-Mohn G. F. (2015). NOU 2014: 10-Proposal for New Rules Regarding Criminal Insanity and Related Issues Norway post-22 July. Bergen Journal of Criminal Law & Criminal Justice 3(1) 109-131. Low P. W. Jeffries J. C. & Bonnie R. J. (1986). The trial of John W. Hinckley Jr: a case study in the insanity defense. Mineola NY: Foundation Press. Navarro M. A. (2018). The Law Dictionary. Featuring Black's Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary. . [...]
For your assignment Assess how criminal intent in these two countries differs from the United States when it comes to an insanity defense. Describe at least one case in each country (Great Britain, Norway, and the United States) where this defense has been used successfully. The paper Must be at least three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. . Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must use at least three credible sources in addition to the course text. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.