Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder

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ﮎingulaЯiτy

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Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« on: February 17, 2012, 01:49:11 PM »
A friend suggested to me that losing one's own control to another base part of their own psyche, isn't dissimilar from people who are convicted for committing crimes under the influence.  I tend to disagree since drinking alcohol is a choice, but it seems gray enough that I'm curious what other people think.
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Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 01:51:47 PM »
They have two personalities. They are, however, both the same person. So the accused should be treated normally.
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Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 01:53:12 PM »
Yeah, one of their personalities is dangerous thus they are dangerous.
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Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 02:02:10 PM »
They have two personalities. They are, however, both the same person. So the accused should be treated normally.
So you also reject the notion of "Not guilty by reason of insanity."?

Yeah, one of their personalities is dangerous thus they are dangerous.
Regardless of whether or not the whole person is dangerous, would both components be guilty? If you were sharing a body with someone, would "you" be guilty for anything they did? (The intent, action, and memories are all theirs.)
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If I was asked to imagine a perfect deity, I would never invent one that suffers from a multiple personality disorder. Christians get points for originality there.

Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 02:12:56 PM »
People choose to be under the influence of any drug; if you aren't confident that you can control yourself while drunk, then don't drink. Know your limits. It's hugely different from a psychotic break caused by trauma.
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Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 03:25:41 PM »
They get sent to the mental ward until proven sane.
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Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 08:29:00 PM »
There's a broad spectrum here, and this is but one part of it. What about conjoined twins, for instance?
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Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 09:03:06 PM »
I'd say you're still guilty, under my understanding of MPD. I'm pretty sure that there's a principle personality, and that if that principle is neglecting to take his medication to stop a personality that he knows is dangerous from coming out, he is guilty by consent.

Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 09:07:41 PM »
Tausami, is MPD different from DID?  ??? Nobody I know with a history of dissociative episodes has ever taken medication for it, but maybe that's just poor American healthcare talking.

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Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 09:41:27 AM »
They have two personalities. They are, however, both the same person. So the accused should be treated normally.
So you also reject the notion of "Not guilty by reason of insanity."?

After a fashion. Insanity does not mean someone is innocent, as they still did it. They committed the crime, they do the time. The reason is irrelevant, which is a founding principle of any legal system. If the law were subjective, there would be large grey areas in terms of when crimes are acceptable.
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Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 09:45:57 AM »
Tausami, is MPD different from DID?  ??? Nobody I know with a history of dissociative episodes has ever taken medication for it, but maybe that's just poor American healthcare talking.

Evidently not. I know very little about mental disorders. My point is invalid.

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Re: Prosecuting People with Multiple Personality Disorder
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2012, 11:02:49 AM »
They have two personalities. They are, however, both the same person. So the accused should be treated normally.
So you also reject the notion of "Not guilty by reason of insanity."?

After a fashion. Insanity does not mean someone is innocent, as they still did it. They committed the crime, they do the time. The reason is irrelevant, which is a founding principle of any legal system. If the law were subjective, there would be large grey areas in terms of when crimes are acceptable.

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