Evaluating Competencies: Forensic Assessments and Instruments
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Forensic Psychiatry; Crime; Mental Disorders; Mental Competency; Informed Consent; Psychological Tests
Citation: Grisso, T. (1986). Evaluating competencies: Forensic assessments and instruments. New York: Plenum. (Volume 7 of Perspectives in law & psychology). ISBN 0306421267, 9780306421266
Publisher summary: This book offers a conceptual model for understanding the nature of legal competencies. The model is interpreted to assist mental health professionals in designing and performing assessments for legal competencies defined in criminal and civil law, and to guide research that will improve the practice of evaluations for legal competencies. A special feature is the book's evaluative review of specialized forensic assessment instruments for each of several legal competencies.
Grisso, Thomas, "Evaluating Competencies: Forensic Assessments and Instruments" (1986). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 311.