Evaluating Competencies: Forensic Assessments and Instruments

Citation data:

Psychiatry Publications and Presentations

Publication Year:
2010
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Repository URL:
http://works.bepress.com/thomas_grisso/64; https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_pp/311
Author(s):
Grisso, Thomas
Tags:
Forensic Psychiatry; Crime; Mental Disorders; Mental Competency; Informed Consent; Psychological Tests; Psychiatry
book description
Publisher summary: This book offers a conceptual model for understanding the nature of legal competencies. The model is interpreted to assist mental health professionals in designing and performing assessments for legal competencies defined in criminal and civil law, and to guide research that will improve the practice of evaluations for legal competencies. A special feature is the book's evaluative review of specialized forensic assessment instruments for each of several legal competencies.