An attempt to provide understandable and up-to-date information regarding intelligence testing, intelligence theories, personal competence, adaptive behavior and intellectual disability (mental retardation) as they relate to death penalty (capital punishment) issues. A particular focus will be on psychological measurement, statistical and psychometric issues.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Research Bytes: Individuals with ID/MR in the criminal justice system
The journal Exceptionality had a small special issue addressing issues surrounding the involvement of individuals with disabilities in the criminal justice systems. The two key articles are featured below. Greenspan's article is a nice overview of the key issues in Atkins MR/ID death penalty cases.