Waiver of Postconviction Relief (PCR) and PCR Counsel
Department of Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry; Crime; Mental Disorders; Mental Competency; Informed Consent
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.
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.
Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and Law
Larson KA, Grudzinskas AJ. (2008). Waiver of Postconviction Relief (PCR) and PCR Counsel. Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_pp/325