defense attitude


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defense attitude

A position automatically assumed to avert pain.
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The importance of understanding insanity defense attitudes when considering the conditional release of acquittees is evident.
623 (2004) (demonstrating how insanity defense attitudes can be measured and individuals having poor attitudes toward the insanity defense can have real world applications; negative attitudes toward the insanity defense reflect beliefs that the letter of the law is not being followed in conjunction with the idea that criminally insane individuals are being discharged from hospitals and harming society).
Realities, and the Political World: The Anthropology of Insanity Defense Attitudes, 24 BULL AM.
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