Anonymous asked this question on 4/17/2000:
What is the definition of sanity? Can you recognize insanity in other people,if it isn't obvious?
AskNeisha gave this response on 4/17/2000:
The definition of sanity is: soundness or health of mind. Insanity, in a legal context, term designating a mental incapacity that fundamentally modifies a person's status under criminal or civil law. In criminal law, a person's mental condition is directly relevant to three major issues: (1) competence to stand trial; (2) degree of responsibility for the commission of a criminal offense; and (3) imposition of an appropriate sentence after conviction. Asfor your second question: It was once said by someone very wise (though admittedly not particularly creative) that insanity is in the eyes of the beholder. That would mean, I suppose, that your sanity is determined by whomever is looking at you at a particular moment in time. But what do you do if you're craziest when you're looking in a mirror?
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