ERIC Number: EJ449996
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Capital Punishment and Offenders with Mental Retardation: Response to the Penry Brief.
Calnen, Terrence; Blackman, Leonard S.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v96 n6 p557-64 May 1992
This paper responds to a court brief of amici curiae asserting that mental retardation reduces culpability in capital offenses. The paper argues that the position makes unwarranted categorical assumptions about mental retardation, fails to consider individualized and situation-specific determinants of culpability, and undermines respect and value for citizens with mental retardation. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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