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Description

Article focuses on assessment of adaptive behavior as a variable in the diagnosis of intellectual disabilities in defendants charged with capital murder.  Specifically, the article analyzes: the history of the development of adaptive behavior; current adaptive behavior measurement instruments used in the assessment of intellectual disabilities; issues, appropriate practices, and potential problems related to assessment in death penalty cases.  Additionally, it makes recommendations for current and future forensic evaluations in capital cases.

Citation

Stevens, K. B. & Price, J. R. (2006). Adaptive behavior, mental retardation, and the death penalty. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 6(3), 1-29.

Publication Year

2006

Audiences

Attorneys
Law Enforcement
Psychologists

Populations

Adults

Topics

Adaptive Behavior
Assessment/Diagnosis
Death Penalty/Capital Offenses - General
Intellectual Disabilities