Directions: Write a standard, well-organized, well-developed five paragraph essay in response to ONE of the following prompts. Your essay must have a clear thesis statement. Make sure that your body paragraphs have topic sentences. These are not narrative essay prompts; therefore, first or second person pronouns should not be used in your essay! Also, this is NOT a documented essay. You should not use quotes or other sources to support your argument nor should you have a Works Cited page!
1. The insanity defense is often used within the criminal justice system for individuals that have committed various violent crimes against individuals, as well as multiple individuals such as murder, serial killing, terroristic acts, crimes of passion etc. Many feel that the insanity defense is highly misused and is nothing more than a tool to assist criminals with escaping the justice system, while others feel that mental illness is truly the cause of certain specific heinous acts of crime.
Choose a position and write an argumentative essay.