When a capital punishment case is reversed, it can create potential complications to present, future and past court cases. One of the main arguments debated is when a case is reversed because of intellectual disability. People question past cases where offenders might have had intellectual disability and did not receive the same treatment as a case that has been reversed. For example, Cecil Clayton (who killed a police officer), he was executed on March 17, 2015. Clayton was missing twenty percent
years in the Fairfax County school system, Edward Springer demonstrated no need for special educational services. Although Edward continued to score in the average to superior range of intellectual ability on standardized tests, Edward's eleventh-grade performance suffered because he cut class and frequently failed to complete assignments. The SRO pointed out the abundant psychological evidence that Edward did not have a serious emotional disturbance.
Chapter Two Literature Review Introduction The juvenile justice system in America has been through numerous phases of growth. In recent years, it has endured extensive changes that have taken place as a product of reforms made to revitalize the innovative principle of juvenile justice, the idea of bringing individual justice and treatment to the heart of the system. This assessment of related literature looks particularly at the accessible studies on juvenile detention centers in order to prove the negative
is perhaps the most familiar question raised in court proceedings based on my readings, there are other types of competency disputes that may warrant expert competency assessment by a forensic psychiatrist. These functions include competency to represent one’s self, competency to plea, competency to be sentenced, and competency to be executed.
Just Mercy: A story of Justice and Redemption is an autobiography of the author, Bryan Stevenson and a chronicle of injustice within the American judicial system. The principal story recounts Walter McMillian’s wrongful conviction for the murder of Ronda Morrison in 1986. Interweaved throughout the McMillian story, Stevenson presents his personal story about being raised in a racially segregated community, attending Harvard Law School, and founding the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). Individual chapters
The Conflicting Tensions of the Juvenile Justice System Alisa Koyama SW 500 University of Washington During the Progressive Era - a period of industrialization, capitalism, and stratification of the class system - reformers helped establish the juvenile justice system as a way to decrease the rising juvenile crimes while also maintaining the dignity of the ‘uncontaminated’ and therefore deserving youth (Platt, 1977; Peirce, 1869). However, in reality, the complicated nature of working with children
However, the challenge for all entities is addressing the mental health component, coped with adolescents who have deficient behavior. As we know today, “psychiatric disorders represent a special challenge to the juvenile justice system and to secure treatment settings” (Banga, Connor, Chapman & Ford, 2012 p.725). While mental illness poses problems, therapeutically there have been small but minimal gains in resolving this issue in detention settings. “Of particular concern
Capital punishment is the lawful infliction of punishment by death that has been practiced since ancient times. It has been over 30 years since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty, but it still continues to be a very controversial debate among many. Now that the death penalty has been reinstated the focus is on reforming its procedures. These procedures have been narrowed down to having lists of crimes eligible for the death penalty and providing guidance to jurors. History
No matter what the crime is, the Constitution is supposed to help protect the accused’s rights during arrest, trial, and sentencing. The Sixth Amendment clearly states that “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed… and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense”. If the accused is found to be guilty, the Eighth Amendment is there to protect us from
(ICDS) 7 National Initiative for Child Protection (NICP) 7 Analysis of Implementation 7 Child Rights in Indian Courts 8 Conclusion – The Challenges Ahead 9 INTRODUCTION Indian law, policy and practice of child welfare have undergone a significant change from a historical perspective. From customs expecting the wellbeing of children to be based on values and morals, we have evolved to a system where the child is a rights-bearer and a recipient of welfare measures. This is because of the manner in which