What is Competency to Stand Trial?
By: Victoria Tumilty What is Competency to Stand Trial? Every American citizen has the right to a fair trial. This sentiment is guaranteed by the 6th Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. However, if a defendant does not understand the charges or trial he or she faces, how can the trial be considered fair and constitutional? […]
The Intersection of Psychology and Law
By: Victoria Tumilty What is Forensic Psychology? Forensic psychology is the field where psychology and the law intersect. This field of study explores how psychological approaches are applied to the criminal justice and legal systems. Forensic psychologists make use of their knowledge of psychology and research methods to advise, evaluate, and reform the legal system. […]