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A Descriptive Study of Incompetent to Stand Trial and Non-Restorable Defendants in Pinal County Arizona

Abstract This thesis examines the demographic, clinical, and criminal characteristics and discharge dispositions of pre-trial defendants deemed incompetent to stand trial and non-restorable (IST/NR) in Pinal County Arizona. Currently, there is limited research on defendants who are deemed IST/NR and even less so on discharge dispositions. The study utilized comparative descriptive analysis of secondary data collected by the Pinal County Attorney Offices on IST/NR defendants and restored defendants. It employed chi-square analyses to compare key variables between defendant groups. The study found few variations in clinical, legal, and criminal characteristics observed by previous studies and no statistical differences amongst IST/NR and restored defe... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Snyder, Matthew Mark (Author) / Shafer, Michael S (Advisor) / Fradella, Henry F (Committee member) / Ashford, José B (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Criminology / Psychology / Civil Commitment / Dusky / Guardianship / Incompetent / Non-restorable / Pre-Trial Defendants
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 72 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social Work 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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