Title

Waiver of Postconviction Relief (PCR) and PCR Counsel

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

9-2008

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

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

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

A convicted capital defendant's lack of understanding of the procedural posture of his or her case may be enough to indicate that the individual's waiver of rights in postconviction relief proceedings was not made knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily.

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Citation: Larson, K.A. & Grudzinskas, A. (2008). Waiver of Postconviction Relief (PCR) and PCR Counsel, Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 36(3), 402-404.