criminal capacity

criminal capacity
The capacity to commit a crime, that is, legal mental capacity, whereunder responsibility for the commission of an act prohibited by law and susceptibility to punishment provided by law attaches to the wrongdoer. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 26. Substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality of one's act and to conform to the re quirements of the law. American Law Institute's Model Penal Code. See right and wrong test.

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  • capacity, criminal — n. The age and mental ability necessary to intentionally commit a crime. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

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