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Model Penal Code insanity defense

Definition

A rule that says a defendant is not criminally responsible for his conduct if, due to a mental disease or defect, he lacks the substantial capacity to either appreciate the criminality or wrongfulness of his conduct, or the substantial capacity to act according to the law's requirements.

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