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Description

Article examines the different ways intellectual disabilities are assessed by the criminal justice system through the analysis of the assessment of these disabilities for Texas statutes on incompetency to stand trial, the insanity defense, juvenile fitness to proceed with proceedings, and juvenile lack of responsibility for conduct.

Citation

Seay, O. J. (2006). Evaluating mental retardation for forensic purposes. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 2(3), 53-81.

Publication Year

2006

Audiences

Attorneys
Law Enforcement
Psychologists

Populations

Adolescents

Topics

Assessment/Diagnosis
Competency
Intellectual Disabilities
Intelligence Functioning/IQ Testing
Professional Practice