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Capital jury sentencing recommendations: The relationship between mental illness-related mitigating factors and sentencing decisions

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Over the past 10 years, the Supreme Court has created two categorical exceptions to the death penalty: youth and mental retardation. Researchers and scholars propose that defendants diagnosed with severe mental illnesses will be the next group categorically excluded. Three hundred and sixty eight capital cases were examined to see how sentencing was related to mental illness – a factor that will be taken into consideration if the Court hears this issue. The presentation of certain mental illness-related mitigating factors to capital juries was significantly related to sentencing recommendations. Implications for both mental health and legal professionals are discussed.
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Name: American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law
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Wolbransky, Melinda., Keesler, Michael., Hinz, Holly., Laughon, Pamela., DeMatteo, David. and Goldstein, Naomi. "Capital jury sentencing recommendations: The relationship between mental illness-related mitigating factors and sentencing decisions" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL, Mar 02, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p482887_index.html>

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Wolbransky, M. , Keesler, M. E., Hinz, H. , Laughon, P. , DeMatteo, D. and Goldstein, N. E. , 2011-03-02 "Capital jury sentencing recommendations: The relationship between mental illness-related mitigating factors and sentencing decisions" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p482887_index.html

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Abstract: Over the past 10 years, the Supreme Court has created two categorical exceptions to the death penalty: youth and mental retardation. Researchers and scholars propose that defendants diagnosed with severe mental illnesses will be the next group categorically excluded. Three hundred and sixty eight capital cases were examined to see how sentencing was related to mental illness – a factor that will be taken into consideration if the Court hears this issue. The presentation of certain mental illness-related mitigating factors to capital juries was significantly related to sentencing recommendations. Implications for both mental health and legal professionals are discussed.


Similar Titles:
The Death Penalty Trial: How Jury Sentencing Decisions Relate to Capital Sentencing Procedures

Capital Jury Agreement with Mitigating Factors: The Relationship Between Rate of Agreement and Ultimate Sentence Recommendation

Receptivity of Capital Jurors to Mitigating Factors; Mental Illness and Retardation in Death Penalty Decisions


 
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