Title

Evaluation of Juveniles' Competence to Stand Trial

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

2008

Document Type

Book

Medical Subject Headings

Juvenile Delinquency; Crime; Adolescent; Adolescent Behavior; Mental Competency; Psychological Tests

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Citation: Kruh, I., & Grisso, T. (2008). Evaluation of juveniles’ competence to stand trial. In series: Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195323076, 9780195323078.

Summary: Forensic mental health assessment has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This volume addresses best approaches to practice for evaluations in the juvenile/family area. It contains a discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court.

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