DUSKY STANDARD

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The defendent's competency to stand trial is related to the ability to understand the criminal procedings and to reasonably assist their own counsel.

DUSKY STANDARD: "The dusky standard looks at a defendents competency to understand his situation."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DUSKY STANDARD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dusky-standard/ (accessed August 13, 2022).

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