Date of Award
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
The purpose of this study is to determine how to detect whether a person is faking a mental illness. An area that is often malingered is insanity, where criminal defendents will fake that they are mentally ill as to avoid imprisonment or the death penalty. The death penalty is one of the most difficult defenses to raise and is rarely successful.
Bounds, Loran Noelle, "Detection of deception in criminal defendents: Treatment or trial?" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3620.