No, because some people actually are insane to the point where they can't distinguish right from wrong or control their actions. They need to be in treatment in secure mental institutions where they can't harm the public and where they can get treatment.
The insanity defense is also misunderstood. There's a difference between criminal insanity and mental illness. They're not one and the same. Someone is criminally insane if his mental illness prevents him from understanding the difference between legal right and wrong. Not any person with some mental illness can use it.
Last edited by Luna Tick; 09-04-11 at 12:00 PM.
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