On the basis of the vignette you read, respond to the following:
Define competency to stand trial and indicate the standard used for juvenile and adult competency. Discuss the landmark case(s) relevant to competency determinations.
Describe the elements or issues that a mental health professional usually focuses on when assessing a person’s competence to stand trial.
On the basis of the information you have from the vignette, provide an opinion on the defendant’s competence to stand trial.