Title

Evaluating Competencies: Forensic Assessments and Instruments

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

1986

Document Type

Book

Medical Subject Headings

Forensic Psychiatry; Crime; Mental Disorders; Mental Competency; Informed Consent; Psychological Tests

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

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.