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    2015). The standard for competency was set by the supreme court case Dusky v United States. Dusky v. United States was a supreme court case in which the defendant, Dusky, challenged the ruling in his original case that he was competent to stand trial despite an expert testifying he was not competent. The court overturned his conviction stating that the "record in this case does not sufficiently support the findings of competency to stand trial". The court then ordered a new evaluation, as well as a new trial if Dusky was once again found competent. According to the court, in order to be deemed competent to stand trial, a defendant must understand the charges against them, understand how a court operates, and must be able to aid his or her attorneys (Dusky v. United States 362 U.S. 402,…

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    In 1960, Dusky v. United States ruled that the test must decide whether the defendant has sufficient present ability to consult with his attorney with a reasonable degree of rational understanding, and whether he has a rational, as well as factual understanding of the proceedings against him. To fully understand this ruling, it is necessary to break down the true meaning. Present ability refers to their mental capacity at the time of the trial; this is important because the defendant’s mental…

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    Mr. Abbadi Case Summary

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    the time of the offense, Mr. Abbadi either stared blankly at this evaluator or began speaking loudly in a foreign language. He then began speaking loudly making incomprehensible statements while looking over his shoulders. As Mr. Abbadi’s behavior became increasingly anxious, the interview was terminated. LEGAL STANDARD FOR COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL Competency to Stand Trial is a requirement of the United States Constitution designed to assure the defendant due process of law through…

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    Being wrongfully convicted of a crime is a reoccurring issue and the Innocence Project states that in the United States "since 1989, there have been tens of thousands of cases where prime suspects were identified and pursued until DNA testing proved that they were wrongly accused" (Innocence Project). Wrongly convicted individuals serve an average number of 14 years in prison before they are exonerated and 29% of the cases involved false confessions (Innocence Project). Included in those tens…

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    nostalgia is labeled as bittersweet because of the mixture of unhappiness and joyfulness. When people speak reflectively of their past, they become more optimistic and motivated about their future. During the class discussion of civil war reenactors, the concept of nostalgia was examined. In the Journal of American Culture, it is explained that nostalgia grew popular throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s (Hall 1994). Nostalgia is expressions of a sense of powerlessness during rapid changes in the…

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    perceived in a negative light. While also, acknowledging the importance of cooperation and the practice of psychological principles within this given study. Definition of key terminology Cooperation to most individuals is simply seen as a basic form of teamwork. This is the common understanding and conclusion most people come to without needing to think very much of it. Using cognitive frameworks to automatically connect individuals coming together with cooperation. Before…

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    After the death of his father, King George V, King Edward the VIII rules for less than a year, from January to December 1936 before abdicating his throne for his forbidden lover. On December 11, 1936, the King gives a radio broadcast, announcing his decision to abdicate his throne in order to avoid leading England into a constitutional crisis and leaves his brother the soon-to-be King George VI in his place. King Edward wishes to marry a two time divorcee, Wallis Simpson, and in doing so will…

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