Diminished Capacity Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raymond is a forty five year old man who is slightly autistic. When Raymond was ten years old, his father had bought him a golden retriever puppy that Raymond named Roophis. One day, shortly after his Dad brought the dog home, it ran away. Since then, Raymond has always kept his eyes open for Roophis whenever he goes out. Raymond is walking through Central Park one day when he sees a small golden retriever puppy whose leash is ties around a parking meter. Thinking that he had finally found his long lost dog, Raymond happily goes to the dog, unties it and begins to walk off with it. Unfortunately for Raymond, the dog’s owner sees what Raymond is doing and calls the police. Raymond is arrested and charged with larceny. If Raymond tried to raise a diminished capacity defense, he will succeed if he can prove that:
Choice 1 Because of his autism, he did not know that what he was doing was wrong
Choice 2 Because of his autism, he thought the dog was his
Choice 3 Because of his autism, he could not keep himself from taking the dog, even though he knew that the dog did not belong to him
Choice 4 Raymond will be convicted
Raymond is a forty five year old man who is slightly autistic. Raymond meets a woman at the library one day and, after their third date, they have intercourse. Later that week, the woman goes to the police and claims that Raymond raped her. Raymond's best chance to avoid a conviction is to raise a diminished capacity defense. He will succeed if he can prove that:
Choice 1 Because of his autism, he did not know that what he was doing was wrong
Choice 2 Because of his autism, he thought the woman had consented
Choice 3 Because of his autism, he could not keep himself from having intercourse with the woman, even though he knew that she did not want to
Choice 4 Raymond will be convicted

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