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In 2006, Stephen Stanko was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Laura Ling. In
In 2006, Stephen Stanko was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Laura Ling. In 2009, he was convicted and in 2019 the case was opened again to look at the accuracy of his mental diagnosis. The idea that brain pathology could excuse individual accountability has great ramifications in the court of law. To make up your own mind, please go to YouTube and in the search bar type "Stephen Stanko and Laura Ling". Listen to "Murder on His Mind" which is a report that describes a golden boy who became a killer when he took the life of his girlfriend. If you prefer, you can also google-"Stephen Stanko Laura Ling Transcript" and read a report, of your choice. Stephen Stanko's defense team argued that according to PET scans, there were areas of his brain that made him prone to impulsivity and aggression and that it was a brain defect that caused him to murder. What do you think? Should Stanko go to jail for a crime due to a brain defect? These are the types of cases that forensic psychologists may investigate; the application of psychology to legal questions. Please respond with at least 3 paragraphs with 6-7 complete sentences per paragraph, free of spelling and grammar errors, at least 3 in-text citations in the body of the posting with the page number and a coherent integration of content and ideas

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