An investigation of the construct of competence: a comparison of the FIT, the MacCAT-CA, and the MacCAT-T.

@article{Zapf2005AnIO,
  title={An investigation of the construct of competence: a comparison of the FIT, the MacCAT-CA, and the MacCAT-T.},
  author={Patricia A. Zapf and Ronald R{\"o}sch},
  journal={Law and human behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={229-52}
}
The 1990s witnessed Supreme Court decisions in both Canada and the United States on issues of competence that went against longstanding case law, psychological research, and common sense. These decisions held that there is to be one standard for all types of criminal competencies. The present research attempts to investigate whether this is an appropriate assumption and thus tests whether there are one or more constructs that underlie different types of competence. Two divergent types of… CONTINUE READING

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