Intellectual disability and the death penalty: current issues and controversies

Intellectual disability and how it is diagnosed -- A brief history of and introduction to the modern American death penalty -- The Supreme Court and the categorical exemption from capital punishment for persons with intellectual disability : Atkins v. Virginia -- Atkins on the ground : post-Atkins l...

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Main Author: Tassé, Marc J. (Author)
Other Authors: Blume, John H. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Santa Barbara, California Praeger 2018
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Summary:Intellectual disability and how it is diagnosed -- A brief history of and introduction to the modern American death penalty -- The Supreme Court and the categorical exemption from capital punishment for persons with intellectual disability : Atkins v. Virginia -- Atkins on the ground : post-Atkins lower court decisions -- Assessing intellectual functioning -- Assessing adaptive behavior -- Assessing the age of onset -- Expert witnesses -- The future of Atkins
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:viii, 176 pages 25 cm
ISBN:9781440840142