Executing the mentally ill: the criminal justice system and the case of Alvin Ford
Based on the case of Alvin Ford, an American death row inmate, this thought-provoking book focuses on the issues raised when the criminal justice system attempts to apply the death penalty to the mentally impaired. Issues addressed include: the definition of mental illness for the purposes of exemption from execution; the evaluation of competence for execution by mental health professionals; the consequences of disagreements among health professionals about a defendant's mental status; and the fate of prisoners who are exempted. Ford's unique case leads the authors to examine more general issues such as the involvement of health professionals in modern capital sentencing, as well as the administration of the death penalty i
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Who Lives and Who Dies?
An Introduction to Alvin Ford
Anticipating and Enduring
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1988 Transcript Adams Alvin Ford Alvord Amin appeal Appelbaum argued argument asked behavior Bob Graham Burr capital punishment cell clemency commuted competence for execution concluded that Ford Connie Ford convicted crime death penalty death row inmates death sentence death warrant December DeCosta defense attorney drugs Eighth Amendment Eleventh Circuit evaluations examination exempting the mentally experts Florida State Prison Florida Supreme Court Ford decision Ford's attorneys Ford's mental found incompetent friends Gainesville hearing Ilyankoff Inmate Ford insane interview involved issue Judge Lee Judge Roettger jurors jury Lauderdale lethal injection malingering McCleskey ment mental health professionals mental status mentally ill mentally incompetent mentally retarded mitigating circumstances murder participation Perry physicians problems procedures prosecutor psychiatrists psychosis psychotic question Radelet Red Lobster refused Richard Burr ruling schizophrenia sentenced to death staff state's statute Tallahassee testified Texas tion treatment trial U.S. Supreme Court vote Wainwright Wollan
Self-made Madness: Rethinking Illness and Criminal Responsibility
Edward W. Mitchell
No preview available - 2003