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Archive: July 2021

Recap: Experts Discuss Mental Illness and Competency Restoration

July 29, 2021

By Sean Bennett

To try a defendant who is not mentally competent to take part in their defense is a denial of legal due process. While the state is not constitutionally compelled to prove a defendant is competent, they must … Continue Reading →

Ongoing Research Offers Insight into Implementing Psychiatric Advance Directives

February 26, 2021

By Belle Allmendinger

People with severe mental illness, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, can experience crisis in which they are unable to make competent decisions and by themselves cannot give consent to treatment. As a result, they may be … Continue Reading →

Brayne Talks Police Surveillance in First Novel Justice Event

February 1, 2021

By Belle Allmendinger

The Wilson Center welcomed Sarah Brayne, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, for the first installment of the Novel Justice series, which invites recently published criminal justice authors to present their work … Continue Reading →