Table 5

Correct Responses by Occupation, Regarding Mental Illness, Mental Illness Verdicts, and Dispositional Outcomes

Survey ItemProsecutor (N = 43)Public Defender (N = 59)Private Defense Attorney (N = 144)Judge (N = 9)Total (N = 255)
Defined delusion7470715071
Defined psychosis86898710088
Identified schizophrenia as most severe mental illness6480718372
Identified legal definition of NGRI8374749976
Identified legal definition of GBMI6470505058
Identified dispositional outcome of NGRI9893868388
Identified dispositional outcome of GBMI720141714
Identified that persons found GBMI could receive death sentence527856559
  • Data are percentages of respondent groups.