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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insanity

Insanity, craziness, or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person ... Madness, the non-legal word for insanity, has been recognized throughout history in every known society. Primitive cultures ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insanity_defense

The insanity defense, also known as the mental disorder defense, is a defense by excuse in a ... Legal definitions of insanity or mental disorder are varied, and include the .... The appellate court affirmed the lower court's judgment: "Having thus elected to make himself a member of that 'exceptional class' of persons who seek ...

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The definition of legally insane is a legal determination, not a psychological one. However, a psychological analysis plays into this. At times, a person may be ...

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Legally+insane

An insane person can make no contract. Furiosus stipulare non potest nec aliquid negotium agere, qui non intelligit quid agit. An insane person who knows not ...

www.criminallawconsulting.com/blog/when-is-a-defendant-considered-legally-insane

May 17, 2012 ... Under the M'Naghten test, a person is considered legally insane if: ... Under this test, the defendant must have a defect of the mind that makes it ...

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How can a person be clinically insane but still be considered legally ... insanity makes it impossible for him to know the difference between right ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/insanity-defense.html

A criminal defendant who is found to have been legally insane when a crime ... "If a madman or a natural fool, or a lunatic in the time of his lunacy" kills someone, ...

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-therapy/200907/the-definition-insanity-is

Jul 27, 2009 ... Insanity. n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person ... by mental health professionals, but the term today is primarily legal, not ...

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insanity. n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is ...

www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/2015/01/insanity-defense

"Legally Insane" is a legal term, not a psychological or medical term. ... Mens rea is vital to charge and convict someone of a crime. ... This rule makes it clear that any “mental disease or defect” does not include the manifestation of mental ...