In this discussion, you will explore a case study of a well-known criminal offender. You may select a case from the following high-profile individuals:
- Susan Smith.
- Jeffrey Dahmer.
- Andrea Yates.
All three used the insanity defense.
Research your selected case. In your main post:
- Describe briefly the charges against the individual.
- Discuss the psychological theories relevant to the case. For example, are there biological, developmental, or environmental factors that could be applied to his or her criminal behavior?
- Describe how psychological assessments or evaluations were used in the criminal proceedings.