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.
Friday, September 10, 2010
iPost: Douglas on Sentencing Defendants with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
MR/ID and mental illness are recognized mitigating factors in criminal proceedings. Should more disorders be so classified? What about FAS. When does the "slippery slope" start and stop?