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    Should mentally ill people be held responsible for their actions? Why or why not? And, take one step further...what is those actions are actually a criminal act. Then what? (at least 200 words with a credible reference)

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    This one is daunting for me since I don't see mental illness as a free pass for people to commit crimes without some form of accountability. However, due to the nature of mental illnesses, it is often the illness that warrants uncontrollable urges and actions, not the person's conscious behavior, so it's quite complex. Sadly, "only 60 percent of the mentally ill in state and federal prisons reported receiving mental ...

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    Using research to validate, a brief debate about mentally ill criminals is integrated in this guide.

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