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Insanity Defense

"Insanity Defense" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A legal concept that an accused is not criminally responsible if, at the time of committing the act, the person was laboring under such a defect of reason from disease of the mind as not to know the nature and quality of the act done or if the act was known, to not have known that what was done was wrong. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Insanity Defense" by people in this website by year, and whether "Insanity Defense" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 9 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1985 and 1991
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