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(p. 201) Competence for Execution 

(p. 201) Competence for Execution
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(p. 201) Competence for Execution
Author(s):

Kirk Heilbrun

, David DeMatteo

, Stephanie Brooks Holliday

, and Casey LaDuke

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199941551.003.0009
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date: 23 January 2021

The report in this chapter describes an evaluation of competence for execution. These evaluations have been guided by case law, although the statutorily defined criteria may differ by state. The principle illustrated by this case describes the importance of identifying relevant forensic issues as they apply to both the broad and the specific aspects of the legal question in a given case. The teaching point provides guidance on the identification of assessment targets when legal standards are broad or non-specific.

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