Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment: Evaluation of Juveniles’ Competence to Stand Trial

Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment: Evaluation of Juveniles’ Competence to Stand Trial


Authors: Ivan Kruh & Thomas Grisso
Publisher: Oxford
CE Credits: 7 Credits

Program Description

This book-based CE program is based on this book from the Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment Series, published by Oxford. If you do not have access to a copy of this book, please click here to purchase.

One of the books in the Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment series published by Oxford University Press, Evaluation of Juveniles’ Competence to Stand Trial provides an evidence-based best practices approach to the assessment of competence to stand trial in juveniles. Kruh and Grisso, both leading scholars in the assessment of juvenile competence, distill the relevant empirical research, scholarly debate, legal commentary, and ethical and professional standards in making recommendations for best practices in this area. Divided into two main sections describing the foundations of competence as well as the application of those foundations to the evaluation of competence in juveniles, this book provides a step-by-step description of the entire process involved in the assessment of competence to stand trial in juveniles, from preparing for the evaluation to data collection, to interpretation, to report writing and testimony. 2009.

Book: 281 pages Exam: 45 items

Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

– Describe the legal context for competence to stand trial in the United States;
– Describe the structural models used to classify and organize competence-related abilities;
– Describe the factors that must be considered in the evaluation of a juvenile’s competency to stand trial;
– Explain the steps to take in preparing to conduct a juvenile competency evaluation;
– Describe the various types of data to be collected as part of a juvenile competency evaluation; and
– Describe the types of information that should be included in a juvenile competency evaluation report.

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning Recorded Webinar is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quiz and evaluation for this Distance Learning Recorded Webinar. No partial credit is available. For this webinar, you will need to pass the webinar quiz with 70% correct and complete a webinar evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 7 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.

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