Legal and psychological implications in the assessment of sexual consent in the cognitively impaired population.

@article{Kennedy2003LegalAP,
  title={Legal and psychological implications in the assessment of sexual consent in the cognitively impaired population.},
  author={Carrie H Kennedy},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={352-8}
}
The question of competency to consent to sexual activity in the cognitively impaired population continues to be a difficult assessment issue. Problems center on inconsistent legal and clinical criteria, current inadequate methods of psychological assessment, and the need to promote basic human rights, while protecting people from harm. The purpose of this study was twofold. First, the problems inherent in the psychological assessment of competency to consent to sexual activity are discussed… CONTINUE READING

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