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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 M'Naghten Rule, the .... in preparing a defense, make informed decisions about trial strategy and whether to plead guilty or accept a plea agreement.

www.hg.org/article.asp?id=40282

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 ...

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

A criminal defendant who is found to have been legally insane when a crime was ... lunatic in the time of his lunacy" kills someone, they cannot be held accountable. ... Contact a qualified criminal lawyer to make sure your rights are protected.

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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.cnn.com/videos/justice/2015/02/10/orig-insanity-defense-cevallos-court-plea-cm.cnn

Feb 11, 2015 ... CNN legal analyst Danny Cevallos explains the facts behind the insanity defense .

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 ...