Assignment 1: Assault in the City: CST and Criminal Responsibility at the Time of Offense


On the basis of the vignette you read, respond to the following:

Define competency to stand trial and indicate the standard used for juvenile and adult competency. Discuss the landmark case(s) relevant to competency determinations.

Describe the elements or issues that a mental health professional usually focuses on when assessing a person’s competence to stand trial.

On the basis of the information you have from the vignette, provide an opinion on the defendant's competence to stand trial.

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