DECISIONAL COMPETENCE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A defendants ability to make the decisions faced by defendants in a criminal defense. See competency evaluation- competency to stand trial- dusky standard. DECISIONAL COMPETENCE: "Decisional competence means a person can choose a plea bargain etc." Related Psychology Terms DUSKY STANDARD AUTOMATISM DEFENSE BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT INTOXICATION DEFENSE SUI JURIS BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT READING DELAY PROGRAM EVALUATION PRETRIAL PUBLICITY CRITERION CONTAMINATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DECISIONAL COMPETENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/decisional-competence/ (accessed June 14, 2021).