Mental Disability and the Death Penalty

Mental Disability and the Death Penalty

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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 law. Using real life examples, he brings this often overlooked situation to light and calls for immediate change.(discussing the impact of mental disorder on the penalty phase of capital punishment litigation). 4. ... L. Q. 23, 61 (1991) (noting that the correlation is statistically significant); Gary Goodpaster, The Trialfor Life: Effective Assistance ofCounsel in Death Penalty Cases, 58 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 299 ... Collateral Style, in Facing the Death Penalty: Essays in Cruel and Unusual Punishment 92 (Michael L. Radelet, ed.

Title:Mental Disability and the Death Penalty
Author: Michael L. Perlin
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2013

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