LUCIDITY

is a term used to describe a mental state where whilst the person may display signs of distress and mental instability, they still have adequate control over their actions and therefore considered legally responsible for their actions.

LUCIDITY: "Lucidity is a trade-off between full mental capacity and the mental capacity to understand ones surroundings and the repercussions of a crime for example."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LUCIDITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lucidity/ (accessed September 21, 2019).
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