To convict or not? Let's assume first-degree murder, just so there's a flake of context.
So I want your opinions on whether crimes committed by an MPD individual's 'multiple' (i.e. a personality from their array of personalities) should be prosecuted as a crime from that person?
Factors to consider, amongst many I may miss off:
- The 'main' or given personality of that person is not aware that their multiple is acting in a criminal manner.
- The alter ego has malicious intent.
- The 'Original' is present at the time of being tried.
-?- Additionally, what do you think should happen if the 'original' turns in a multiple for a crime? Given that their perception is that the multiple is another person.
I'm just curious where people's morality or sense of justice may stand here. If you want cite the law, by all means do so but I'm more interested in personal views (:
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Last edited by Sykeology; 3 weeks ago at 13:59.
Of course they need to be convicted. Whether or not the 'original' deserves to be punished is another matter but if they have a murderous personality that can appear without their consent then that person needs to be separated from the rest of society.
Putting aside the fact that 'multiple personality disorder' is extremely rare and very misunderstood, then yes: Convicted and very likely detained to a secure mental health unit under a criminal section of the Mental Health Act.