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Insanity Plea Do you think its right for a person to murder someone and say that they did it because they are insane I think its wrong for a person to get off without getting in trouble just because of the insanity plea If someone commits a crime and had no record of being insane how could he suddenly become insane The only reason that people plead insanity is to get off the hook for committing a crime The issue of using the insanity plea is fairly a new strategy used in law This means that we have no history of these types of cases to judge from To better determine the issue of being insane or not there should be new laws passed to protect the people who are actually insane and convict those who arent and punish them accordingly One of the biggest concerns is how the plea effects society If you have people get off the hook for saying they had no control over what they did then those are more people who are among us doing who knows what They could go kill more and more people and blame it on being insane An example of this is if OJ Simpson had been found guilty of the murder of his spouse but pleaded temporarily insane what would his penalty be He would probably get off without being punished like he already did That is just wrong and its not fair to everyone who has been put away for the same thing The majority of the people who use the insanity plea in fact are not insane and have no record of it If they do something wrong and they know they are either going to be put away in jail for the rest of their lives or given the death penalty why wouldnt they just plead for insanity to maybe get off of the hook The big disadvantage of
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