2. Criminal Competencies

  1. Michael L. Perlin,
  2. Pamela R. Champine,
  3. Henry A. Dlugacz and
  4. Mary A. Connell

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269916.ch2

Competence in the Law: From Legal Theory to Clinical Application

Competence in the Law: From Legal Theory to Clinical Application

How to Cite

Perlin, M. L., Champine, P. R., Dlugacz, H. A. and Connell, M. A. (2008) Criminal Competencies, in Competence in the Law: From Legal Theory to Clinical Application, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269916.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470144206

Online ISBN: 9781118269916

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Keywords:

  • criminal competencies;
  • trials in absentia;
  • criminal trial process;
  • state supreme court;
  • mental impairment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Competency to stand trial

  • Competency to plead guilty

  • Competency to waive counsel

  • Other criminal competencies

  • Impact of incompetency finding on ability to enter insanity plea

  • Impact of incompetency finding on ability to enter guilty but mentally ill plea

  • Impact of incompetency on the trial of a defendant as a sexually violent predator

  • Competency to be executed