Competence to stand trial


High Base Rate of Feigning Detected Among Defendants Committed for Competency Restoration

This study examined the utility of an admission screening process to explore whether screening processes can be useful in identifying individuals who have been deemed incompetent to stand trial and may need a comprehensive assessment of feigning. These data confirm that the assessment of response style is a critical component of a forensic evaluation, either […]


CONCEPT Offers Fall Training course on Competence to Stand Trial

Best Practices in the Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial Dr. Patricia Zapf October 4 – December 12, 2015 30 hours over 10 weeks (includes 10 hours of consultation)   One of the primary foundations of criminal law is that all defendants have a right to a fair trial. Towards this end, upwards of 60,000 […]

By Amber Watkins | Competency . Professional Training