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Volume 4 Issue 1 (Winter 1986), Pages 1-102

Amnesia and competency to stand trial: A review of legal and clinical issues (pages 87-97)

Abstract

Recent case law is discussed regarding the role of amnesia in determining competency to stand trial. Clinical issues are examined for a range of amnestic conditions on a spectrum of organic and functional disorders. Clinical methods are explored for establishing the extent of amnesia and its relevance to competency.

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