The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool Criminal Adjudication
The MacCAT-CA is a 22-item structured interview for the pretrial assessment of adjudicative competence. This instrument uses a vignette format and objectively scored questions to standardize the measurement of three competence-related abilities.Understanding capacity for factual understanding of the legal system and the adjudication process.Reasoning ability to distinguish more relevant from less relevant factual information and ability to reason about the two legal options: pleading guilty or not guilty. Appreciation capacity to understand his or her own legal situation and circumstances.
||Steven K. Hoge, Richard J. BonnieB, Norman G. Poythress and John Monahan
||MacCAT-CA Professional Manual and 20 Interview Booklets
||18 - 80 yrs
||20 - 55 minutes