Step 2:Your original and response post(s) should be based on the following questions.
1. If asked the question, how would Dr. Dorothy Lewis explain why some individuals engage in violent crimes like homicide. Using examples from the film, what factors lead people down a path to violence according to Dr. Lewis?
2. Lesson 3 has discussed numerous theories that attempt to explain why people commit murder. What theory (or theories) do you feel best explains why people commit murder? Do you think there is a theory discussed in lesson 3 that is not a as relevant to our understanding of the causes of homicide? Use examples from the film to support your answers.
3. As discussed throughout the film, there were numerous occasions where psychiatrist Dr. Dorothy Lewis court room testimony did not impact the sentencing of offenders with multiple personality disorder (or other psychological or neurological issues). Should psychological, neurological or social factors (e.g., being abused as a child) be taken into account when sentencing those who have committed violent acts? Why does Dr. Lewis believe courts in the United States are hesitant to take into account major mental health problems in cases of homicide?