Mental Disability and the Death Penalty

Mental Disability and the Death Penalty

The Shame of the States

Book - 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 meaningfully ameliorate the situation. Using real cases to illustrate the ways in which the persons with mental disabilities are unable to receive fair treatment during death penalty trials, he demonstrates the depth of the problem and the way it's been institutionalized so as to be an accepted part of our system. He calls for a new approach, and greater attention to the issues that have gone overlooked for so long."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2013
ISBN: 9781442200586
1442200588
9781442200562
1442200561
Branch Call Number: 345.730773 PERLIN
Characteristics: x, 283 pages ; 24 cm

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