UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2013-5

Document Type

Presentation

Disciplines

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Clinical Psychology | Law and Psychology | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychological Phenomena and Processes | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance

Abstract

Discusses the legal precedent and research basis of evaluating a defendant's mental competency to stand trial, the variables that contribute to non-restorable incompetence to stand trial, and the differences between patients who are restorable to competency versus those who are not restorable to competency.

Keywords

mental compentency, competency to stand trial, competency restoration

Source

Presented at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, May 2013.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Psychiatry Publications

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