PSYCH 3CC3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 41: Actus Reus, American Law Institute, Mens Rea

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A big field even though the number of cases that assesses fitness to stand trial is very small. Lally asked various psychs which of the tests were most suitable for use in fitness to stand trial. These are the ones people agreed had at least a 50% appropriateness for assessing fitness. Top scoring test: maccat = most common (1st, wais = 2nd, cai, cst. Highest one rated inappropriate = drawing tests: involve having individual doing a drawing of something, the characteristics of drawing analyzed to draw conclusions about individuals mental state. Tat: people shown series of drawings; drawings often involve someone doing something, asked: for the drawing, what is happening in the scenario, from their answers, clinician draws conclusions. Sentence completion tests: ex: when i think of my mother, i think of ___ . Rorscach: oldest of all the projective tests.

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