As times have changed there are more evaluations being conducted I believe that

As times have changed there are more evaluations

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As times have changed, there are more evaluations being conducted. I believe that these rates will continue to increase as there are better lawyers, more mental illnesses, better science, and people are trying to get justice. We do not want to send people to jail when they deserve to be in a mental institution. Mark 7:21-23 “For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.” When I read this bible verse I began to believe that all of mankind has some form of mental illness. We all have temptations, immoral thoughts, and so forth. Therefore, I do understand why some people are against the competency standards. There are many people who argue that these standards are unfair as there may be people who are able to beat the system. Word count: 306 References Beltrani, A. M., Zapf, P. A., & Brown, J. (2015). Competency to stand trial: What forensic psychologists need to know. Concordia University of Saint Paul. Zaft, P. A., & Roesch, R. (2000). Mental competency evaluations: Guidelines for judges and attorneys. Court Review. Hello Sylver, Your post this week was informative. I like how you mentioned that you would produce test with stress related incidents and incidents that may prove to be a trigger. I agree that this would be a good way to test for competency. A case law review conclude that it is often difficult for a defendant with an intellectual disability to be found incompetent. Defendants with both an intellectual disability and mental illness or physical disabilities are more likely to be found incompetent. The competency to stand trial should always be considered, because it proves that the justice system gives everyone a fair chance during trial. I do believe that there should be more levels to the present evaluations than what is currently present. In my post I suggested interviewing entire families, friends, neighbors, and so forth. This would help the court, the jury, and the prosecution team along with the psychologist more to go on. According to Jabr (2010),
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there are many people who are able to fake symptoms of mental illness or incompetence. Test
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