insanity defense

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insanity de·fense

n. defensa por demencia.
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The Irresistible Impulse test expounded on the M'Naghten test
That premise was the basis of the APA's rejection of the irresistible impulse test in its insanity defense position paper (June 1983).
The irresistible impulse test affords the black rage defendant a second, volitional avenue through which to argue his insanity.