The MacArthur Adjudicative Competence Study: diagnosis, psychopathology, and competence-related abilities.

@article{Hoge1997TheMA,
  title={The MacArthur Adjudicative Competence Study: diagnosis, psychopathology, and competence-related abilities.},
  author={Steven K. Hoge and Norman G. Poythress and Richard J Bonnie and John Monahan and Merrill Eisenberg and T C Feucht-Haviar},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  year={1997},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={329-45}
}
A set of measures assessing abilities related to legal standards for competence in the adjudicative process were administered to mentally-disordered criminal defendants with diagnoses of schizophrenia, affective disorder, other psychiatric disorders, and to criminal defendants without diagnosed mental disorder. Mentally-disordered defendants were recruited from two groups: those who had been committed for restoration of competence and those who had been identified by jail personnel as mentally… CONTINUE READING

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