Competency determinations in civil commitment

Joseph Bloom, L. R. Faulkner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The authors present a brief overview of competency determination in criminal justice and civil commitment proceedings and review the American Psychiatric Association's Model Commitment Statute, which gives competency a central role. They present an alternative proposal that involves determining a person's competency to undergo civil commitment before a formal commitment hearing and delineates the responsibilities of legal and medical decision makers in the commitment process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume144
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

Fingerprint

Criminal Law
Hearing
Psychiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

Bloom, J., & Faulkner, L. R. (1987). Competency determinations in civil commitment. American Journal of Psychiatry, 144(2), 193-196.

Competency determinations in civil commitment. / Bloom, Joseph; Faulkner, L. R.

In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 144, No. 2, 1987, p. 193-196.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bloom, J & Faulkner, LR 1987, 'Competency determinations in civil commitment', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 144, no. 2, pp. 193-196.
Bloom, Joseph ; Faulkner, L. R. / Competency determinations in civil commitment. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1987 ; Vol. 144, No. 2. pp. 193-196.
@article{31cee4cecfee4121b89561d0ea8798e0,
title = "Competency determinations in civil commitment",
abstract = "The authors present a brief overview of competency determination in criminal justice and civil commitment proceedings and review the American Psychiatric Association's Model Commitment Statute, which gives competency a central role. They present an alternative proposal that involves determining a person's competency to undergo civil commitment before a formal commitment hearing and delineates the responsibilities of legal and medical decision makers in the commitment process.",
author = "Joseph Bloom and Faulkner, {L. R.}",
year = "1987",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "144",
pages = "193--196",
journal = "American Journal of Psychiatry",
issn = "0002-953X",
publisher = "American Psychiatric Association",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Competency determinations in civil commitment

AU - Bloom, Joseph

AU - Faulkner, L. R.

PY - 1987

Y1 - 1987

N2 - The authors present a brief overview of competency determination in criminal justice and civil commitment proceedings and review the American Psychiatric Association's Model Commitment Statute, which gives competency a central role. They present an alternative proposal that involves determining a person's competency to undergo civil commitment before a formal commitment hearing and delineates the responsibilities of legal and medical decision makers in the commitment process.

AB - The authors present a brief overview of competency determination in criminal justice and civil commitment proceedings and review the American Psychiatric Association's Model Commitment Statute, which gives competency a central role. They present an alternative proposal that involves determining a person's competency to undergo civil commitment before a formal commitment hearing and delineates the responsibilities of legal and medical decision makers in the commitment process.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0023124933&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0023124933&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 3812786

AN - SCOPUS:0023124933

VL - 144

SP - 193

EP - 196

JO - American Journal of Psychiatry

JF - American Journal of Psychiatry

SN - 0002-953X

IS - 2

ER -