DIMINISHED RESPONSIBILITY

A legal defense where a mental abnormality is used to reduce accountability for an act. Also called limited responsibility. See partial insanity.

DIMINISHED RESPONSIBILITY: "Joe used dimished responsibility to have his sentence reduced."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DIMINISHED RESPONSIBILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/diminished-responsibility/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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