Watch Frontline’s, “A Crime of Insanity” with a view towards evaluating the insanity defense. The video is 55 minutes long.
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Describe the events outlined in the film and your thoughts/opinions regarding same. Discuss your opinion of the prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the judge. What is your opinion of the insanity defense after viewing this film? What is the best insanity “test” for courts to apply in assessing insanity claims and competency claims? Was Ralph Tortorici insane in your opinion? Was he competent to stand trial?
You must support your analysis with at least four research sources. A suggested length for this is 18-28 paragraphs.