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Forensic Exam 3

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Forensic Exam 3 PSYCH-30111

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Study Guide for Exam 3, Chapter 8
Forensic Psychology
Dr. Anthony Tarescavage
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Forensic, Psychology
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Amy Turk on Wednesday April 13, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSYCH-30111 at Kent State University taught by Dr. Anthony Tarescavage in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Forensic Psychology in Psychlogy at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 04/13/16
Forensic Psychology: Exam 3 Review Sheet All of the 40 multiple­choice exam 3 questions will ask about one or more items listed in this  sheet. Approximately half of the items on this sheet will be covered on the exam.  All of the  items on this sheet can be completed using material presented in class. In addition, the textbook  can be used to answer all of these questions as well.  CHAPTER 8: CRIMINAL AND CIVIL COMPETENCIES • Which amendment is the basis for legal standards relating to competency to stand  trial? • What happens if a defendant is found not competent to stand trial? • What is the most frequently conducted competency evaluation? • What prohibiting trials in absentia mean? • What are the two prongs of the Dusky competency standard? • True or False: In order to be found not competent to stand trial, defendants must have  a mental illness • How often do competency evaluations occur? • How often are people found not competent to stand trial? • Who typically raises the issue of competency to stand trial? • True or False: After an evaluation is ordered, forensic psychologists frequently testify in Court regarding a defendant’s competency to stand trial • If a defendant is found not competent to stand trial, what are the possible outcomes? • What is the importance of Jackson v. Indiana (1972) for competency to stand trial  outcomes? • What is the most frequently used method of assessment in competency evaluations? • What is the most infrequently used method of assessment in competency evaluations? • True or False: Evaluators and judges typically agree in their opinions on competency  to stand trial • What are the primary characteristics of the CAI? • What are the primary characteristics of the MacCAT­CA? • How are the CAI and MacCAT­CA different? • Explain what the following aspects of competency evaluations mean (Grisso, 1988) • Provides a description of functional abilities • Consider how deficits and the situation interact • Identify prescriptive interventions to restore competency • Approximately what percentage of individuals evaluated for competency to stand trial are malingering? • What are the most common diagnoses among defendants found incompetent to stand  trial? • What are the differences between the practices of forensic psychologists and  psychiatrists who conduct competency to stand trial evaluations? • What were the findings of Skeem et al. (1998) and what were the implications of it  for competency assessment? • What is competency restoration? • What are the common characteristics of defendants who cannot be restored to  competency? • What is the most effective competency restoration treatment for psychotic patients? • What is artificial competence? • What was the primary implication of Ford v. Wainwright (1986)? • Why are most psychologists wary of conducting competency to be executed  assessments? • How does an evaluator determine competency to execute a will?


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