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Description

Article examines the validity of the Court's ruling in Atkins, that the defendant did not have MR and, therefore, should rightly receive the death sentence, and stresses the importance of calling expert witnesses who have experience diagnosing MR using both IQ and adaptive functioning in the decision-making process.

Citation

Perske, R. (2005). Strange shift in the case of Daryl Atkins. Mental Retardation, 43(6), 454-455.

Publication Year

2005

Audiences

Advocacy Groups
Attorneys

Populations

Adults

Topics

Death Penalty/Capital Offenses - General
Intellectual Disabilities
Legal Issues