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Competency evaluation

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  1. as used in the United States criminal justice system, is an assessment of the defendant's ability to understand and rationally participate in a court process

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  2. - competency evaluations for the courts

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  3. Competency was originally established by the United States Supreme Court as the evaluation of a defendant's competence to proceed to trial

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  4. In a subsequent ruling the Court held that that an inmate facing the death penalty must be evaluated as competent to be executed, meaning that he must be capable of understanding why he has received the death penalty and the effect that the penalty w

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  5. In further rulings, competence was also enlarged to include evaluation of the defendant's competence to plead guilty and competence to waive counsel

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