HDI Seminar Series: Developmental Disability and the Criminal Justice System: Challenges and Pitfalls
Date: Friday, April 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presenters: Presenters: Dustin Wygant, PhD, Myra Beth Bundy, PhD, BCBA, Allison Connelly, J.D.
Learning Objectives: This presentation will highlight unique challenges to criminal defendants with developmental disabilities, particularly intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. We will highlight various challenges to individuals with developmental disabilities who are involved in the criminal justice system, focusing on issues pertaining to competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility (“insanity” defense), and assessment of violence and sexual violence risk. Learning Objectives: 1. Distinguish between various relevant legal concepts facing defendants with developmental disabilities, focusing on competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility. 2. Understand the process by which psychologists evaluate criminal defendants with developmental disabilities for the court. 3. Discuss various challenges facing criminal defendants with developmental disabilities with respect to competency, criminal responsibility, and assessment of various risk issues. CEUs: Rehabilitation Counseling CRCC pending. School Psychologists may receive up to 2 CPD clock hours.