Hospitalization of criminal defendants for evaluation of competence to stand trial or for restoration of competence: clinical and legal issues.

@article{Miller2003HospitalizationOC,
  title={Hospitalization of criminal defendants for evaluation of competence to stand trial or for restoration of competence: clinical and legal issues.},
  author={Robert D. Miller},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          369-91
        }
}
The clinical and legal literature abounds with articles dealing with competence to stand trial; while most agree that criminal defendants must be capable of defending themselves before the state can bring them to trial, a number of articles are quite critical of the procedures by which these concepts are operationalized, some even going so far as to suggest abolishing the requirement for competence altogether. One of the major problems leading to the criticisms is the unnecessary loss of… CONTINUE READING

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