Archive for 2011

The Ability to Make Relevant Decisions: Implications for Competence to Stand Trial Evaluations.  Thomas Grisso, Ph.D.,  Law and Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School 

(Key words: Competence, CST, Decisions, Decision-Making)

Assessing the Volitional Prong of the Insanity Defense. Ira K. Packer, Ph.D., Law and Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School

(Key words: Criminal Responsibility, Insanity Defense, Volitional Prong)

Helen  KIRK  v.  COMMONWEALTH (2011)

The SJC finds that commitment hearings pursuant to MGL Ch. 123 § 16c are “presumptively” open to the public.

Practice Issues

Recommendations for Treatment in Jail of 15(b) Defendants Being Discharged After the Evaluation Period (or after restoration in competency)

Care and Treatment Recommendations for Patients found Incompetent to Stand Trial

Guidelines When Defendant’s Version Cannot Be Obtained in a CR Evaluation

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