Essentials: Assessing Fitness to Plead and Fitness to be Interviewed
- Tuesday 10 July 2018
Half day (Lunch on arrival)
12.30pm to 4.45pm
The outcome of your comment on a person’s fitness to be interviewed and fitness to plead will greatly impact the Criminal Justice Process, and you may be asked to justify your findings in court.
Led by Dr Mike Ventress, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Mr Malcolm Taylor, Formerly Special Casework Lawyer this seminar gives you a good understanding of the processes required to assess someones fitness to plead and to be interviewed. You will learn the difference between the assessments of fitness to be interviewed by the police, and fitness to plead in court. You will learn about the safeguards and consequences for people found unfit. The outcome of this seminar is for you to enable fair, robust and legal procedures on behalf of mentally disordered detainees and allow you to give reliable evidence in court.
Comments from previous participants:
"It will be very useful"
"Session was interactive"
"Good Presentation, could understand clearly"