insanity defense

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insanity de·fense

n. defensa por demencia.
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That premise was the basis of the APA's rejection of the irresistible impulse test in its insanity defense position paper (June 1983).
A second variation of the insanity test, the irresistible impulse test, usually appears as a third prong of the traditional M'Naghten test.
The irresistible impulse test affords the black rage defendant a second, volitional avenue through which to argue his insanity.