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    Default What exactly is insanity in law?

    I have absolutely no idea. Insanity seems to vary from the psychological aspect when used in court. Can anyone clarify for me?

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    Not being in conscious control of what you're doing/not realizing what you're doing is wrong.

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    so if you had an insanity plea in court, and you murdered someone, would you be charged with second degree murder?

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    i dont think so. i think you're declared not guilty by reason of insanity and go to a mental facility.

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    Thats bullshit, they should die. If they are supposedly insane then they will kill again or kill themselves, they ARE insane for a reason.
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    Thats bullshit, they should die. If they are supposedly insane then they will kill again or kill themselves, they ARE insane for a reason
    There's a plea of 'temporary insanity'

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    Your just as or even more insane then i am
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    IMO, everyone pleas insanity/mental illness, but you'd have to be pretty retarded to get killed by a retard.
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    Bush Is a prime example of Insanity in politics which have to do with law
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    george bush is not insane

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    k but he's still stupid
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    ok eon spirit

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    There is 'temporary insanity'. It makes whatever sentence a lot less harsh from being unable to control you actions, just as cold-blooded murder is dealt with a lot more harshly than hot-blooded murder.

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    From the dictionary:

    2. Law such unsoundness of mind as affects legal responsibility or capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNA Experiment EX001 (Shadow XD) View Post
    IMO, everyone pleas insanity/mental illness, but you'd have to be pretty retarded to get killed by a retard.

    your bullshit arrognace and false intelligence is really aggrivated. in 90% of the post i've seen you participate in are utterlly mindless... i would give a good estimate saying only 20% of the people who claim insanity are actually have serious problems; definatly not overcomable at the time. "Retards" are just as capable or wielding a knife or gun as anyone else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jimmy chow View Post
    Thats bullshit, they should die. If they are supposedly insane then they will kill again or kill themselves, they ARE insane for a reason.
    Executing someone for something they have no control over is a pretty unfair decision.

    Quote Originally Posted by DNA Experiment EX001 (Shadow XD) View Post
    IMO, everyone pleas insanity/mental illness, but you'd have to be pretty retarded to get killed by a retard.
    Insanity and retardation are very different things Umbreon.

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    By law, I believe insanity is described as the inability to tell from right or wrong. Mental retardation really isn't insanity, so yes, while it's possible that a mentally retarded person could not tell the difference between right and wrong, they probably wouldn't be declared "insane." Usually when someone actually gets away with the insanity defense, it's because they're so psychotic they have no semblance of a sound mind.

    On a side note, it's illegal to execute a mentally retarded person for their crimes.

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