The Marc Steiner Show

August 6th, 2009 – Hour 2

Some people who commit crimes are found "Not  Criminally Responsible" because of mental disorders.  Instead of going to jail, they are sent to a forensic psychiatric hospital where they could face much less time committed than they would if sent to prison.  Some critics allege that the system is allowing some criminals to unfairly avoid jail time using the NCR defense, and want the use of NCR to be closely monitored and reformed.  Marc spoke with:

 Timothy Scully

  • Deputy Chief Attorney in the Mental Health Division of the Public Defender’s Office

Richard Vatz

  • Professor at Towson University
  • Editor for Current Psychology
  • Associate Psychology editor at USA Today Magazine

 

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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