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FORENSIC VS. PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION
WHAT MAKES A FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST
CUSTODY EVALUATION
CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY
COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL
PERSONAL INJURY EVALUATION
CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT
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Competency to Stand Trial

Competency to stand trial evaluations must address psychological issues and factors that may impact upon the defendant's ability to assist in their own defenseIt is not enough to determine the presence or absence of mental illness or mental defectA finding of mental retardation is also not enough to indicate that the defendant is not competent to stand trialInformation gleaned from psychological testing and clinical interviews must be evaluated in light of the defendant's current ability to assist their attorney in their defenseBecause of this, it is the defendant's current psychological and emotional functioning that is important

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