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Mental disability and the death penalty : the shame of the states

Author: Michael L Perlin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2013.
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"In this book, Michael Perlin explores the relationship between mental disabilities and the death penalty and explains why and how this state of affairs has come to be, to explore why it is necessary to identify the factors that have contributed to this scandalous and shameful policy morass, to highlight the series of policy choices that need immediate remediation, and to offer some suggestions that might  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Perlin
ISBN: 9781442200562 1442200561 9781442200586 1442200588
OCLC Number: 805892461
Description: x, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction and the dilemma of factual innocence --
Sanism, pretextuality, the role of dignity, and therapeutic jurisprudence --
Future dangerousness and the death penalty --
Mental disability evidence and mitigation --
Competency to be executed : the case of mental retardation --
Competency to be executed : the case of mental illness --
Competency to be executed : the question of medication --
Neuroimaging and the death penalty --
The role of jurors, prosecutors, and judges --
The death penalty, mental disability, and adequacy of counsel --
The death penalty and international human rights law --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michael L. Perlin.

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Michael Perlin shows how the administration of the death penalty deprives persons with mental disabilities of their constitutional rights, and how trial courts and prosecutors consciously flaunt the  Read more...

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Prominent mental disability legal scholar Perlin (law, New York Law Sch.; Competence in the Law) has written a compelling account of the many ways in which people with mental illness are Read more...

 
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