John Hinckley Case

 

A paper synthesizing Chapter 8 – John W. Hinckley, Jr.’s case (pp.91-101) of the book “MINDS ON TRIAL – GREAT CASES IN LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY” BY Charles Patrick Ewing and Joseph T. McCann with information found in chapter 15 (insanity defense) of the book “FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY” by William Harmening and Ana Gamez. Also incorporate the peer reviewed journal article “John Hinckley, Jr. and the insanity defense: the public’s verdict” by Valerie P. Hans and Dan Slater.
Summation of Hinckley’s case and discuss various legal standards of insanity INCLUDING any issues and controversies.

Sources:
1) MINDS ON TRIAL-GREAT CASES IN LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY by Ewing and McCan
2)FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY by Harmening and Gamez
3) John Hinckley, Jr. and the Insanity Defense: The Public’s Verdict by Valerie P. Hans and Dan Slater