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Competency in Criminal Cases - In the Collection

Posted: Feb 06, 2015

Want to know more about competency hearings? Attend our Continuing Legal Education program on Assessing Competency and Responsibility in Criminal Cases on February 12, 2015. Need something before then? Here are just a few of the resources in our collection that will help provide an overview when it comes to a defendant’s competency to stand trial in criminal cases.

Criminal Mental Health and Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony:  A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges, and Criminal Justice Professionals.  John Parry.  ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, Criminal Justice Section, 2009.

4th floor Reading Room                 KF924 .P373 2009

Massachusetts Guide to Evidence. Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law. Flaschner Judicial Institute, 2014.

 5th floor States                                 KFM2940 .M372 2014


Mental Health Issues: Competency, Diminished Capacity & Criminal Responsibility. MCLE New England, 2014.

5th floor MCLE                                 KFM2966.6.A75 M46 2014                           


Mental Health Law. Massachusetts Practice Series, Vol. 53. Rosemary B. Minehan, R. Marc Kantrowitz. Thomson/West, c2007.

4th floor Massachusetts                KFM2480 .M3 [v.53] 2007

5th floor States                                  KFM2480 .M3 [v.53] 2007


Psychological Evaluations for the Courts: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers. Gary B. Melton. Guilford Press, 2007.

4th floor Reading Room                 KF8922 .P77 2007