- Kesling, G. (2006, September 1). Ask the expert: The Case of Andrea Yates. Retrieved from http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=5&sid=fe9d653a-63d8-4d3b-b270-20f26b85b43b%40sessionmgr102
Background: This source gave a description about the case of Andrea Yates, and tied the events of the homicide to her mental illnesses that she was diagnosed with. It described mostly her diagnoses of schizophrenia and postpartum depression.
How I used it: I used this source to gather further information about the case of Andre Yates. This source helped me describe the events what happened that night, along with the theories of why Yates had committed the crimes. I used it as support in my argument that Yates committed this crime because of her mental illnesses she suffered from.
2. Roche, T. (2002, March 18). Andrea Yates: More To The Story. Retrieved from http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,218445,00.html
Background: This source explained the events of the trial instead of the actual murder itself. It explained how years after Yates was convicted, she was then found not guilty by reason of insanity due to her mental illnesses.
How I used it: I used this source to support my hypothesis that Andre Yates has committed murder due to the mental illnesses that she suffered from. It allowed me to back up my statement of why Yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
3. Diamond, S.A., (2008, May 2). Sympathy for the Devil. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evil-deeds/200805/sympathy-the-devil
Background: This article focused on the two main mental illnesses that Andrea Yates was diagnosed with; schizophrenia and postpartum depression. It explained the effects of these illnesses and why they affected Yates tremendously.
How I used it: This allowed me to go into further detail in her mental illnesses and focus on two aspects that supported the idea that I talked about, not guilty by reason of insanity.
4. Poyatos-Leon, R.; Garcia-Hermoso, A.; Sanabria-Martinez, G.; Alvarez-Bueno, C; Cavero-Redondo, I.; Martinez-Vizcaino, V. (2017, June 6). Effects of exercise‐based interventions on postpartum depression: A meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/birt.12294
Background: This source gave background into postpartum depression and how it affects a person’s mental stability. There were tests done to show the decline in a person’s cognitive state, and how it affects their lives and those around them due to the strain that takes place to the victim.
How I used it: This source allowed me to give background and show evidence that showed how violent schizophrenics can be, and how drug use can affect the amount of violence. I talked about the statistics of schizophrenics abusing others versus the amount of abuse in schizophrenics who use drugs.
5. Stratton, J.; Brook, M.; Hanlon, R.E. (2016, February 10). Murder and Psychosis: Neuropsychological Profiles of Homicide Offenders with Schizophrenia. Retrieved from http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=10&sid=b13e729e-d665-41b4-9734-94c9ecff5647%40pdc-v-sessmgr03
Background: This source described various cases that involved others who have diagnosed with schizophrenia and have committed murders. It described the actions that many schizophrenics take, the functioning they have in their brain when suffering from schizophrenia, and why it is linked it these murders.
How I used it: With this source, I gave examples of what other researchers have found in murders with schizophrenia. This allowed me to give evidence to support my hypothesis, and further explain how and why the Andrea Yates’ case came to the verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity.
6. “Schizophrenia.” National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml.
Background: This source gave more detailed descriptions on schizophrenia. It was more generalized and non specific to any case or person.
How I used it: I did a lot of research on schizophrenia because this was the main mental illness in the Andrea Yates case, and I was able to use this research to support and describe the effects of schizophrenia on the sufferer, and how it was a large factor in why Yates had committed the crime that she did.
7. “Andrea Yates Fast Facts.” CNN, Cable News Network, 21 June 2018, http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/25/us/andrea-yates-fast-facts/index.html.
Background: This was more of a popular source rather than scholarly but it gave insight into how the media looked at this case. It gave brief facts about the case and described how the case and the events of the case were being portrayed in the public eye. This allowed me to see how Yates was seen on a non professional/medical perspective.
How I used it: This article allowed me to gain a quick idea of the Andrea Yates case, on top of the rest of my in depth research. This was useful when beginning to describe the case so that I could quickly tell the reader what is believed to have happened in the media.
8. Cornell Legal Information Institute. https://www.law.cornell.edu/background/insane/insanity.html
Background: This source gave background information on the verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity. It explained why it is used and how the verdict is decided depending on the factors of the case.
How I used it: I used it in the definition part of my paper to describe how not guilty by reason of insanity was used in the Andrea Yates case.
9. Syed, R. (2013, June 19). Are You Really at Risk of Attack by Someone With Schizophrenia. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/are-you-really-at-risk-of-attack-by-someone-with-schizophrenia-14656
Background: This source gave details about how people schizophrenia are not all violent and what other factors come into play that makes someone with schizophrenia become violent.
How I used it: I used this to help me support the idea that Yates became mentally insane due to schizophrenia, but throw in what other factors could have made her become violent on top of the disease.