By Norman G. Poythress Jr., Richard J. Bonnie, John Monahan, Randy Otto, Steven K. Hoge
Adjudicative competence is still an incredible subject of study and perform in psychology and legislations. within the 5 sections of Adjudicative Competence: The MacArthur Studies, the authors current not just a precis of the learn of the MacArthur reports on competence but in addition an exam of the underlying theoretical paintings of Professor Richard Bonnie. it's the first ebook to encapsulate the scope and value of either the reports themselves and Bonnie's contributions. there's no different resource to be had that addresses this variety of topics.
Given its breadth and scope, this e-book might be a "must have" for forensic psychological future health pros, a huge quantity for legal professionals, and a necessary educational reference work.
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5% (n = 67) were resolved by jury verdict, and one case was dismissed after trial had begun. 5% (n = 10) were jury trials. 0001. Perceived client competence was not associated with conviction rates; conviction rates for DC clients and PC clients were 54% and 56%, respectively. Both groups were convicted of the most serious offense charged in 45% of the cases. Misdemeanor charges resulted in conviction in 44% (n = 46) of the cases; the conviction rate in felony trials was 72% (n = 68). 0001. 001.
Finally, Study 4 provided information on attorney-client decision-making from the perspectives of both the lawyer and the defendant. Reliability of Attorneys' Reports These studies are the first in the literature to provide data on such questions as the amount of time attorneys spend with their clients, defendants' level of involvement in their cases generally, and defendants' involvement in making key decisions. Concerns about the reliability of the data gathered from only the attorneys are allayed by the findings of Study 4.
76-77). The instruments available for structuring forensic interviewing and decision-making in this context typically list the many potentially relevant abilities, even though they may not have particular significance in a given case. These instruments do not prescribe definitive rating criteria, but rely instead upon a clinical judgment based on all the circumstances of the given case (Grisso, 1986, pp. 78--104). The current practice of competence assessment and adjudication lacks a great deal of normative texture on aspects of the inquiry relating to assistance of counsel and, as a result, is highly discretionary.
Adjudicative Competence: The MacArthur Studies by Norman G. Poythress Jr., Richard J. Bonnie, John Monahan, Randy Otto, Steven K. Hoge