Competence To Stand Trial Evaluations - Just The Basics

Competence To Stand Trial Evaluations - Just The Basics

Competence to Stand Trial Evaluations - Just the Basics

Thomas Grisso offers a superb primer on competently conducting CST evaluations. The step-by-step process from collecting the data to writing your report is presented in a clear and concise manner with appendices to aid further study.
Competency to stand trial evaluations are among the most common forensic evaluation referrals in criminal and juvenile courts nationwide. This title provides a review of the most fundamental concepts and methods for performing these evaluations. It includes the essential legal and conceptual background, how to select the right data-collection methods, a step-by-step process for performing competency interviews and data collection, a framework for interpreting them, and how to write the report.
Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations: A Manual for Practice, was the first text Dr Thomas Grisso wrote on this topic. As in that work, Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations: Just the Basics, is organized according to Grisso's now-classic structure that identifies five components for legal competencies, each leading to five objectives that frame the whole evaluation process in competency to stand trial cases. Beyond those similarities, this new work has been substantially revised to include new case law, new methods, and new guidance...

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