Title

Legal Questions about Juveniles’ Capacities

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2009

Document Type

Other

Subjects

Juvenile Delinquency; Mental Disorders; Adolescent; Adolescent Behavior; Mental Competency

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

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.

Source

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.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Toward developmentally appropriate practice: A juvenile court training curriculum

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