American Law Institute rule

A·mer·i·can Law In·sti·tute rule

(ă-mĕr'i-kan law in'sti-tūt rūl),
a test of criminal responsibility (1962): "a person is not responsible for criminal conduct if at the time of such conduct as a result of mental disease or defect he or she lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate the wrongfulness of the conduct or to conform the conduct to the requirements of law." See: criminal insanity.

A·mer·i·can Law In·sti·tute rule

(ă-mer'i-kăn law in'sti-tūt rūl)
A test of criminal responsibility (1962): "a person is not responsible for criminal conduct if at the time of such conduct as a result of mental disease or defect he lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of law."
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