If criminal defendants are deemed incompetent to face a trial

Assignment 2: Competency Restoration

If criminal defendants are deemed incompetent to face a trial, they have the right to have their competency  restored since they cannot be released without having a trial and they  cannot be held indefinitely without being given the opportunity to  become competent. Accordingly, it is important to state how they will be  restored to competency.

Create a 3- to 4-page paper in a Microsoft Word document answering the two parts of this assignment.

Part 1:

CST  has long been a sought-out legal procedure. Identify a landmark case  decision that has played a factor in this process and address the  following issues:

  • Explain the process of competency restoration.
  • Describe why the process of competency restoration is important.
  • Discuss one landmark case decision that has played a role in the process of restoration.

Part 2:

Elaborate on your discussion by including the process of restoration in the forensic arena.

In your report, address the following:

  • Identify  the appropriate APA ethical codes and the specialty guidelines for  forensic psychologists that may apply to the process of restoration.
  • Examine the limits to confidentiality.
  • Identify the factors that might impede competency restoration.

Your  responses should rely upon at least three scholarly resources from the  professional literature that are cited in APA format. The literature may  include the Argosy University online library resources; relevant  textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by  professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu and .gov).

Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsExplained the process of competency restoration.16Described why the process of competency restoration is important.14Discussed one landmark case on competency restoration.14Identified the appropriate APA ethical codes and the specialty guidelines on the process of competency restoration.12Examined the limits to confidentiality.12Identified the factors that might impede competency restoration.12Wrote  in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical  scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources;  displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.20Total:100

 

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