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Waiver of Postconviction Relief (PCR) and PCR Counsel
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • Kimberly A. Larson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jr., University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Publication Date
9-1-2008
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Forensic Psychiatry; Crime; Mental Disorders; Mental Competency; Informed Consent
Disciplines
Abstract

A convicted capital defendant's lack of understanding of the procedural posture of his or her case may be enough to indicate that the individual's waiver of rights in postconviction relief proceedings was not made knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily.

Source
Larson, K.A. & Grudzinskas, A. (2008). Waiver of Postconviction Relief (PCR) and PCR Counsel, Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 36(3), 402-404.
Citation Information
Kimberly A. Larson and Albert J. Grudzinskas. "Waiver of Postconviction Relief (PCR) and PCR Counsel" Vol. 36 Iss. 3 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/albert_grudzinskas/12/