Mental Retardation & Death Penalty

“It is difficult to credit that a developmental intellectual disability can lie dormant and undiscovered for thirty-seven years and then spring full-grown, like Minerva from Zeus’s forehead, only when that person would be exempted from the death penalty if found so disabled. . . . The best source of retrospective information concerning adaptive behavior during more »

Experts’ Dual Role Conflicts

Unfortunately, attorneys and the court have come to expect forensic testimony from therapists in child custody cases. The traditional wisdom is that the therapist would know the child best. That is often an unfounded assumption. In most cases, the therapist information comes almost exclusively from one side of the legal dispute. Hagan, L. (Apr. 1, more »