Table 6

Attitudes About Defendants with Mental Illness and Mental Illness Verdicts

OpinionProsecutor (N = 43)Public Defender (N = 59)Private Defense Attorney (N = 144)Judge (N = 9)Total (N = 255)
Would rather defend, prosecute, or judge defendants who do not have mental illness6943475050
The NGRI verdict should be eliminated5011185023
The GBMI verdict should be eliminated3833405038
  • Data are percentages of respondent groups.