Juvenile Offenders. Competence to Stand Trial

Matthew F Soulier

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Abstract

This article details the legal background and assists the reader in the preparation and practical conduct of evaluations regarding juvenile adjudicative competency. The material is presented to be useful as a guide to direct questions of competency and covers aspects of evaluation that include: legal standard for competency to stand trial, developmental immaturity, current practice in juvenile competency to stand trial, forensic evaluation of juvenile competency to stand trial, organizing the evaluation, collateral sources of information, psychiatric evaluation of juvenile adjudicative competency, assessment of mental disorder and intellectual disability, assessment of developmental status, assessment of functional abilities for adjudicative competence, and reaching the forensic opinion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-854
Number of pages18
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • Competency
  • Immaturity
  • Juvenile justice

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Juvenile Offenders. Competence to Stand Trial. / Soulier, Matthew F.

In: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 35, No. 4, 12.2012, p. 837-854.

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Soulier, Matthew F. / Juvenile Offenders. Competence to Stand Trial. In: Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2012 ; Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 837-854.
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