Title

Competence to Proceed in SVP Commitment Hearings: Irrelevant or Fundamental Due Process Right?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1002/bsl.957

Abstract

Although the first juvenile court was established a little over 100 years ago,1 the ability of youth to participate in legal proceedings typically was not the subject of discussion and consideration until more recently.2 In the past 15 years, however, increasing attention has been paid to juveniles’ adjudicative competence. Researchers have begun to study the competence-related abilities of youth, state legislatures have revised the sections of their juvenile codes devoted to adjudicative competence, and legal commentators and appellate courts have debated what is presently and what should be required of juveniles in this context.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Behavioral Sciences & the Law, v. 28, issue 5, p. 647-670

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