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MPC Insanity

A person is not responsible for criminal conduct if at the time of such conduct, as a result of mental disease or defect he lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality [wrongness] of his conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law
Adds volition from M'Naghten

Volition v. Cognition

Volition - the ability to conform conduct to legal requirements.
Cognition - the ability to understand the nature and quality of acts

M'Naghten Test

At time of act, party was under defect of reason from disease of mind not to know the nature and quality of the act, or if he did know, did not know it was wrong
Only cognition

Insanity Mental States

Insanity/Diminished Capacity - Looks at mental state at the time the act was committed
Incompetence - Looks at mental state at time of the judicial proceeding

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