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Description

Article examines four misconceptions about mental retardation and its identification, and it explores the possible consequences these misconceptions could have for individuals with MR who are on trial for capital crimes.

Citation

Wischkaemper, M. C., Chalrton, M., Polloway, E., Patton, J., & Tasse, M. (2007). Rebuttal article to William Lee Hon's Texas State Bar Journal article entitled "Claims of Mental Retardation in Capital Litigation." For the Defense, 36(4), 24-29.

Publication Year

2007

Audiences

Attorneys
Psychologists

Populations

Adolescents
Adults

Topics

Attitudes/Misconceptions
Death Penalty/Capital Offenses - General
Intellectual Disabilities
Legal Issues