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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

BFR 505 - Competency, Insanity, and Mental Illness

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Adjudicative competence can be affected by cognitive development as well as mental impairment. Competency standards and assessment techniques are examined in this course. The differences between “insanity” (a legal term) and mental illness are explored and evaluated. Mental illnesses and psychological disorders most relevant to legal systems are presented.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Behavioral Forensics Graduate Certificate Program or any CPS Graduate Degree Program, or instructor permission.
Credit: 3