The Criminal Justice System and Mental Retardation
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The Criminal Justice System and Mental Retardation Defendants and Victims by Ronald W. Conley

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Published by Paul H Brookes Pub Co .
Written in English


  • United States,
  • Criminal Law,
  • Psychiatry,
  • Mental health laws,
  • Mental Disorders,
  • Criminal liability,
  • Insanity,
  • Jurisprudence,
  • Reference

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Edition Notes

ContributionsGeorge N. Bouthilet (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8600843M
ISBN 101557660700
ISBN 109781557660701

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The term “mental retardation” was used in the Atkins decision banning execution of people with intellectual disability (ID) and, though outdated, was still used in some state legal and criminal justice systems until the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Hall v. Florida. This book contains 13 articles on criminal justice as it applies to defendants and victims with mental retardation. Abstract: The various authors discuss, among other things, criminal responsibility, legal representation, competency to stand trial, sentencing, correctional services, and victimization. Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Criminal justice system and mental retardation. Baltimore: P.H. Brookes Pub. Co., © Individuals with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system. This is a population that poses a number of unique challenges to the correctional system, from the adjudication process through community reentry.

Abstract. Persons with mental retardation are encountering the criminal justice system in increasing numbers. Persons with mental retardation who become suspects in criminal cases must deal with issues of competence to waive their right to remain silent upon police questioning, as well as the admissibility of any confession that is made as a result of that by: Using administrative information from a larger study on mental health disorders and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system, official criminal history data were obtained for Minorities based on age and disability -- The elderly and impaired as minority groups -- Age discrimination -- disability discrimination -- Disabilities common to the criminal justice system -- Mental impairments -- Mental retardation -- Psychosis and psychotic disorders -- Mood disorders: major depression -- Dementia: Alzheimer\'s disease. In contrast, the legal problems of individuals with mental retardation who come into contact with the criminal justice system have, as a group, rarely attracted the attention of scholars. 1 Even criminal laws which on their face purport to address mental retardation often, upon examination, reveal considerations of mental illness but not of Cited by: 6.

PARTICIPATION IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. People with mental retardation may be defendants in criminal cases, charged with crimes that range from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies that can subject them to life sentences without parole or even the death penalty. Perlin’s study includes examining how individuals with mental disabilities—such as those the Court has labeled as “insane” and “mentally retarded”—are treated in the criminal justice system and how their disabilities contribute to exposing them to capital punishment.   Free Online Library: Unequal justice: preserving the rights of the mentally retarded in the criminal justice system. by "The Humanist"; News, opinion and commentary Philosophy and religion Criminal justice discrimination Analysis Discrimination in criminal justice administration Mentally disabled persons Civil rights.   SPEA-J American Criminal Justice System Instructor Michael Owens 11/2/ The criminal justice system in the United States of America is a complex system concerning law, policing, courts, and corrections.