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Not a guide to conducting evaluations. Instead, this updated and expanded second edition presents a highly detailed discussion of how the U.S. Supreme Court construes the legal issues affecting competence to stand trial evaluations. This text presents a level of comprehensiveness that is not covered in CST evaluation guides.
Anyone involved in forensic evaluations or aspiring to become competent in forensic evaluations must read this text. It prepares possible witnesses to competently address critical issues.
This new revised edition includes seven more recent legal cases with rulings from the US Supreme Court. It also contains a sixth section dealing with Adjudicative Competency in Juveniles.