A pilot survey of trial court judges' opinions on pro se competence after Indiana v. Edwards.

@article{Knoll2010APS,
  title={A pilot survey of trial court judges' opinions on pro se competence after Indiana v. Edwards.},
  author={James L. Knoll and Cecilia H Leonard and Andrew R. Kaufman and Bruce B. Way},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={536-9}
}
In Indiana v. Edwards, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a higher standard may be required for pro se competence (PSC) than for competence to stand trial (CST). However, the Court refrained from elaborating a specific standard. The trial judge is in the best position to make more fine-tuned mental capacity decisions. This pilot study surveyed trial judges… CONTINUE READING