AAPL Practice Guideline for the forensic psychiatric evaluation of competence to stand trial.

@article{Mossman2007AAPLPG,
  title={AAPL Practice Guideline for the forensic psychiatric evaluation of competence to stand trial.},
  author={Douglas Mossman and Stephen G. Noffsinger and Peter Ash and Richard L. Frierson and Joan B Gerbasi and Maureen Monique Hackett and Catherine F. Lewis and Debra A. Pinals and Charles L. Scott and Karl G. Sieg and Barry W. Wall and Howard V Zonana},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 4 Suppl},
  pages={
          S3-72
        }
}
Competence to stand trial is a legal construct used to identify those criminal defendants who have the requisite mental capacity to understand the nature and objective of the proceedings against them and to participate rationally in preparing their defense. This Practice Guideline has described how psychiatrists should evaluate individuals concerning their competence to stand trial. The Guideline describes acceptable forensic psychiatric practice for such evaluations. Where possible, it… CONTINUE READING

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