In today’s world, there has been an influx of people who have a mental disorder. According to Psychiatry, it states, “Mental illnesses are health conditions involving in thinking, emotion, or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illness is treatable” (What is Mental Illness 1). Fortunately, mental disorders are not contagious, but it can be inherited throughout a family’s generation. Having a menta disease can be a struggle because it can cause the ones to commit criminal and violent acts. But, according to “Time To Change: Violence & Mental Health”, it states, “Over a third of the public think people with a mental health problem are likely to be victims, rather than perpetrators, of violent crime” (Time To Change: Violence & Mental Health 1). This is unfair to the mentally ill ones who are lacking the proper care they need in order to live peacefully every day. However, this topic has been brought up several times in the judicial courts, whereas many extreme criminal acts have been committed by those who have been diagnose with a mental disease such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. So, should people with a mental illness be accountable for their criminal and violent acts? Despite the idea of everyone should be treated fairly, mentally ill people are more prone to committing crimes; therefore, they should not get penalized, but should receive the proper medical treatmemt.