Intellectual disability and the death penalty
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Intellectual disability and the death penalty current issues and controversies by Marc J. TassГ©

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mentally ill,
  • Commitment and detention,
  • Capital punishment,
  • Offenders with mental disabilities,
  • People with mental disabilities and crime,
  • Insanity (Law),
  • Legal status, laws

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMarc J. Tassé and John H. Blume
ContributionsBlume, John H., author
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF9227.C2 T37 2018
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 176 pages
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26960614M
ISBN 101440840148
ISBN 109781440840142
LC Control Number2017037271
OCLC/WorldCa929588826

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Edited by Edward A. Polloway This book is the authoritative resource on the application of diagnostic information concerning intellectual disability (ID) in death penalty cases. In .   Having explained such harsh realities and presented a comprehensive review of what intellectual disability is, the book focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court Atkins v. Virginia decision granting a death penalty exemption to individuals with intellectual disability. Having explained such harsh realities and presented a comprehensive review of what intellectual disability is, the book focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court Atkins v. Virginia decision granting a death penalty exemption to individuals with intellectual disability. It outlines best practice regarding the determination of intellectual Brand: ABC-CLIO. Book Review: Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty: Current Issues and Controversies. This highly useful reference deserves a place on the bookshelf of every capital defense lawyer and mitigation specialist, 1 regardless of whether they suspect a current client meets the criteria for intellectual disability and thus exemption from execution under Atkins v.

Intellectual Disability: The Death Penalty and Atkins v. Virginia: Not the Solution, but the Beginning of the Solution and the Beat Goes On! (Part I) Anthony P. Wartnik, Judge (Retired) In an article entitled A Judicial Perspective on Issues Impacting the Trial Courts Related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum. On J , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Atkins v. Virginia that executing people with intellectual disabilities violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, overruling its Penry v. Lynaugh decision in The difference, according to the Court, was its finding that a public consensus had emerged, demonstrating "evolving standards.   Today’s blog entry concerns the Supreme Court case decided yesterday, Moore v. Texas, talking about how do you go about figuring out whether a person with an intellectual disability is eligible for the death proceeding further, a couple of notes. First, this is the third decision in a matter of a few weeks coming down in favor of persons with disabilities. Intellectual Disability Despite it being declared unconstitutional, many intellectually disabled individuals have been sentenced to death and executed. Most cannot afford effectively representation for themselves and others are sentenced without full awareness of what is occurring.

Hopefully, this book will provide some insight into the relationship between mild intellectual disability for children, and the many factors that should be considered when determining whether an adult offender is entitled to lesser culpability when a State seeks the death penalty. Intellectual Disability. A number of international human rights bodies have recognized that intellectually disabled individuals should not be subjected to the death penalty. In , the UN Economic and Social Council passed a resolution recommending Member States to take steps to “eliminat[e]. Death penalty: person with an intellectual disability. Existing law authorizes a defendant to apply, prior to the commencement of trial, for an order directing that a hearing to determine intellectual disability be conducted when the prosecution in a criminal case seeks the death penalty.   Law School Celebrates John Blume’s Book Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty. Ithaca, NEW YORK, In its decision in Atkins ia, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the execution of persons with intellectual disability violates the Eight Amendment of the U.S. n years later, the psychological and legal communities .