Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial™–Revised (ECST™-R)
|31462||Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial-Revised (ECST-R)||$383.00|
|31462I||ECST-R Interview Booklet||$106.00|
|31462R||ECST-R Record Forms, Pk/25||$119.00|
|31462P||ECST-R Profile/Summary Forms, Pk/25||$47.00|
The ECST-R is a semistructured interview designed to assess dimensions of competency to stand trial as propounded in Dusky v. United States (1960) and consistently affirmed in subsequent Supreme Court decisions.
Age: 18 - 79
Time: 25 - 45 minutes administration; 5 minutes scoring
User Qualification: Level C(S)
- Contains 18 items and three individual scales that assess separate dimensions of competency to stand trial: Factual Understanding of the Courtroom Proceedings, Rational Understanding of the Courtroom Proceedings, and Consult with Counsel.
- Includes 28 items and five scales for atypical presentation: Realistic, Psychotic, Nonpsychotic, Impairment, and Both (Psychotic and Nonpsychotic combined).
- Provides five important advantages over existing competency measures: Congruence with the Dusky standard, established construct validity, admissibility under the Daubert standard, systematic screening for feigned incompetency, and focus on case-specific information.
- Provides a systematic screening for feigned incompetency to stand trial, with questions probing purported impairment and symptomatology specifically germane to competency issues.
- Validated on defendants with a range of cognitive abilities. Most defendants with functional intelligence in the borderline and upper level of mild mental retardation (i.e., IQs = 60-69) can be tested with the ECST-R.