The Edward Wilson Case
CJ233: Guide to Forensic Psychology
Mentor Katia Araujo
Feb four, 2013
Presently working in an Arizona State Mental Health Facility as being a Forensic Psychiatrist, I have been recently given the work, court bought by the judge to evaluate a patient's competency to stand trial. Call him by his name is Edward cullen Wilson. He's a 25 year old man with a history of mental condition, stemming from your age of seventeen. According to the authorities report present in Edwards record, on February 4, 2012 Edward was arrested and charged with killing both his parents. Edward have been at the service for three a few months now fantastic previous information indicate that he owns a low IQ as well as staying mildly psychologically challenged. Information state Edward cullen has been in the hospital before because of a home inflicted gunshot to his mouth. Having been diagnosed when justin was 19 with paranoid schizophrenia and put on psychotropic medications after he previously an unexpected episode and actually as well as verbally attacked his younger sis without excitation. The medication seemed to strengthen his state and mental status during the time. Since Edward has been on the facility he has explained that he believed many conspiracy theories in reference to his parents plus the Mayor. He also declares that like a teen he came across " the mountain of creationвЂќ as he referred it, which in turn possessed five different pet faces upon it, and thusly directed it towards the Mayor. He also explained that having been not currently taking any of his psychotropic prescription drugs at the time of his parents' tough. Edward does have a open public defender who counseled along with his for 10 minutes when time people defender asked the assess to obtain a proficiency evaluation. Thusly, bringing Edward to this service for competency restoration, evaluation, and in to my attention. I will assess this individual, determine his mental stability and inform the judge of my results.
Competency to Stand TrialВ requires that a defendant comprehends the nature and reason of the legal procedures against him and be able to effectively and appropriately cooperate with the counsel in the defense. В He must be capable of comprehend the proceedings, and understand the charges against him and the fines if located guilty. В He must also have some degree of comprehension of courtroom treatment and the features of those who also participate in it. В Also, he must have the ability to cooperate with counsel, he or she must be able to effectively discus a legal strategy together with his counsel, have the ability to recall and relate essential facts and events, that actually occurred, including his causes and actions at the time of the offense, and also testify in his behalf and challenge prosecution witnesses. The case of Dusky v. Usa (1960)В developed the inspiration of, that in order to be capable of being competent to stand trial a defendant has to possessВ adequate coherent capability to consult with his attorney during an acceptable degree of rational understanding as well as a rational factual knowledge of the procedures before him and fees against him. This case established the current foot work for adjudicative competence in america and now is a standard found in Federal Court. В The statutes addressing competency vary from state to mention; however , the aspects described in theВ Dusky v. Combined StatesВ decision will be contained the infallible fact that the defendant must genuinely comprehend the charges against him and will need to have the mental capacity to support his attorney in defending himself.
Given how much information in pertaining to Edward cullen I would need to delve more deeply into Edwards past, his up getting and childhood as well as early on teen lifestyle to gain a better perspective after his background if his mental problems began in a earlier age group. I would will need his past...