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the insanity defense

How often is the insanity defense used and how successful is it?
Identify and discuss the major criticisms of the insanity defense.
When a mentally ill person is convicted and incarcerated, what are some of the difficulties in providing appropriate psychological treatment for these offenders?
Be sure to support your answers with material from the reading and/or outside research.

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The insanity defense is summarized in this solution. References are also provided to further validate the findings.