M’Naghten Rule | Definition

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Course: Introduction / Criminal Law

The M’Naghten Rule is a  legal test of insanity that hinges on the defendant’s inability to know right from wrong; originated in an English court case in 1843, making it the first major test for insanity.


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Last Modified: 07/07/2021

 

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