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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.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Insanity Defense" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Insanity Defense" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 23 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1993 and 1994 and 1998 and 1999 and 2003 and 2010 and 2018
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.