Legal Questions about Juveniles’ Capacities
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Juvenile Delinquency; Mental Disorders; Adolescent; Adolescent Behavior; Mental Competency
Citation: Grisso, T. (2009). Legal questions about juveniles’ capacities. Module 4 in series: Toward developmentally appropriate practice: A juvenile court training curriculum. Washington, D.C.: National Juvenile Defender Center and MacArthur Foundation Models for Change Project.
Overview: Module 4 is designed to assist participants in:
1. Understanding legal questions in delinquency cases that require information about youth’s capacities;
2. Knowing about relevant behavioral and social science research that is useful for addressing the questions; and
3. Appreciating the nature of forensic evaluations performed by mental health examiners to address youth’s capacities related to these legal questions.
Grisso, Thomas, "Legal Questions about Juveniles’ Capacities" (2009). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 283.