irresistible impulse test


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Related to irresistible impulse test: Criminal insanity, substantial capacity test

irresistible impulse test

Control test, volition test Forensic psychiatry A test used by some states to define a person as insane under the law if, due to a mental disorder, the defendant was unable to control her action or conform her conduct to the law. See Insanity defense. Cf Durham rule, M'Naughten test, Substantial capacity test, Temporary insanity.