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Music settled insanity is defined as a permanent or settled condition caused by long-term substance abuse and differs from the temporary state of intoxication in some United States jurisdictions settled insanity can be used as a basis for an insanity defense even though voluntary intoxication cannot if the settled insanity negative one of the required elements of the crime such as malice aforethought however US federal and state courts have differed in their interpretations of when the use of settled insanity is acceptable as an insanity defense and also over what is included in the concept of settled insanity early English common law recognized settled insanity as a complete defense for a person who is a habitual drug but is not intoxicated at the time of the offense a complete defense accelerates the accused and as a verdict of not guilty that's a person meeting the criteria of settled insanity is not considered responsible for his actions under the edmonton rules the first attempt in criminal law to address the issue of a mentally ill defendant mental illness or insanity can be used as a defense if the defendant was unable to understand the criminal nature of his act or was unable to distinguish right from wrong at that time of the offense the standard for an insanity defense developed by the American Law Institute requires a showing that the defendants mental illness prevented him from abiding by the law traditionally under English common law intoxication no matter to what degree was not considered grounds for excusing the defendants criminal behavior however over the last half-century there has been a movement toward allowing intoxication as evidence admissible in court to help the jury understand the criminal act and perhaps use it as a next or a mitigating factor all the...