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AAPL Practice Guideline for the Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial: an American legal perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18086744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The AAPL Practice Guideline for the Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial provides a rich discussion of the legal standards and procedures for evaluating and determining a criminal defendant's trial competence and for restoring to competence defendants found to be incompetent. The document includes an up-to-date discussion of the applicable case law, examines ethics considerations for forensic examiners, addresses cultural issues, and offers practical templates for interviewing defendants and preparing reports. Although its focus is on trial competence in adult criminal court, the document also attends to competency considerations for minors facing delinquency proceedings in juvenile court. Comprehensive and incisive, if not optimally organized and tabulated, the Guideline will serve as the standard reference for psychiatrists asked to provide trial competence assessments in criminal and juvenile court cases.
Authors:
W Lawrence Fitch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Legal Cases    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1093-6793     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-18     Completed Date:  2008-03-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708963     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Office of Forensic Services, Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration, Jessup, MD 20794-1000, USA. fitchl@dhmh.state.md.us
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Forensic Psychiatry / legislation & jurisprudence,  standards*
Humans
Mental Competency / legislation & jurisprudence*,  psychology
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
United States

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