DIMINISHED CAPACITY

A legal defense where a mental abnormality is the reason for the crime.

DIMINISHED CAPACITY: "Joe's used diminished capacity due to mental illness for the reason of his crime."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DIMINISHED CAPACITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/diminished-capacity/ (accessed June 26, 2017).
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