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Diminished Capacity 

Diminished Capacity
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Diminished Capacity
Author(s):

Michael Greenspan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199344659.003.0024
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date: 24 February 2020

Chapter 24 describes cases that have played an important role in establishing reduced culpability by criminal defendants. People v. Patterson involves a mitigation defense called extreme emotional distress (EED); Ibn-Tamas v. U.S. involves evidence of battered woman syndrome to reduce culpability; and the final two cases, People v. Saille and Montana v. Egelhoff, involve voluntary intoxication.

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