Sean O'Brien

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

5100 Rockhill Road

Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

United States

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Scholarly Papers (14)

1.

Put Down the Phone! The Standard for Witness Interviews Is In-Person, Face-to-Face, One-on-One.

S. O’Brien, Q. O’Brien, & D. Cook, Put Down the Phone! The Standard for Witness Interviews is In-Person, Face-to-Face, One-on-One, 50 Hofstra L. Rev. 339 (2022).
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Jan 2022 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2022
Sean O'Brien, Quinn O'Brien and Dana Cook
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law, UMKC School of Law and National Mitigation Coordinator
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ABA Guidelines, Supplementary Guidelines, Effective Assistance of Counsel, Investigation performance standards

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Deconstructing Prejudicial Psychiatric Labels: A Guidelines-Based Approach

Kathleen Wayland, Ph.D., and Sean D. O’Brien, Deconstructing Prejudicial Psychiatric Labels: A Guideline-Based Approach, 42.1 Hofstra L. Rev. (2013), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 17 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2013
Kathleen Wayland and Sean O'Brien
Habeas Corpus Resource Center and University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 371 (113,445)

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Psychiatric labels, death penalty, death sentence, capital punishment, criminal defendant, psychopathy, diagnostic criteria, Anti-Social Personality Disorder, ASPD, mitigation

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Presumed Guilty: Innocence and the Death Penalty

Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, Vol. 7, p. 14, 2007
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Mar 2008
Sean O'Brien
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 356 (118,820)

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DNA, Wrongful conviction, Criminal justice, Innocent, Innocence, Innocence Project, Guilt, Guilty, Presumption, Presumed, Capital litigation, Non-capital, Exonoration, Exonorees, Death row, Capital punishment, Death penalty, Rape, Sexual assault, Police misconduct, Prosecutorial misconduct, Mistaken

4.

Mothers and Sons: The Lloyd Schlup Story

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1021, Summer 2009
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Nov 2013
Sean O'Brien
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
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Innocence, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Habeas Corpus

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When Life Depends on it: Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 36, 2008
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 08 Jul 2008
Sean O'Brien
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 167 (247,143)

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mitigation, defense, death penalty, capital punishment, capital cases, defense counsel, assistance of counsel, standards of performance

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Capital Defense Lawyers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 105, No. 6, 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Sep 2007
Sean O'Brien
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 106 (348,833)

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capital defense, defense attorneys, death penalty, execution, capital case, inhumane, capital punishment, capital crimes, defendant, Strickland, mitigation, mitigating factors, ineffective assistance, ineffective representation, effective representation, effective assistance, death row

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Traumatic Brain Injury and the Law: Introduction

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 287, 2015
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Jul 2016
Sean O'Brien and Kenneth Decourcy Ferguson
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 71 (443,800)

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Putting the Guesswork Back into Capital Sentencing

Michigan Law Review, First Impressions, Vol. 105, p. 90, 2006
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 26 Aug 2007
Sean O'Brien
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 66 (460,931)

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death penalty, death sentence, capital punishment, cruel and unusual, Furman v. Georgia, Gregg v. Georgia, execution, innocence, Eighth Amendment, jurors, jury

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Symposium: Mental Health, Psychology and the Law: Introduction

University of Missouri - Kansas City Law Review, Reporter 82 UMKC L. Rev. 279 2014
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Aug 2021
Sean O'Brien and Mary Kay Kisthardt
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 14 (752,405)

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mental health, psychology, intellectual disability, schizophrenia, stress, gender, victims, death penalty, sentencing

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Implicit Bias and Capital Decision-Making: Using Narrative to Counter Prejudicial Psychiatric Labels

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 43, 751, 2015
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Aug 2021
Sean O'Brien and Kathleen Wayland
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and Habeas Corpus Resource Center
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narrative, psychiatric labels, implicit bias, death penalty, standards of performance

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I Know What You Did Last Summer: A User’s Guide for Internet Investigations

The Champion, p. 18, June, 2017
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Jan 2022
Sean O'Brien and Quinn O'Brien
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and UMKC School of Law
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Effective assistance of counsel, investigation, Internet, privacy, ethics

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Strange Justice for Victims of the Missouri Public Defender Funding Crisis: Punishing the Innocent

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 61, 2017
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Aug 2021
Sean O'Brien
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 8 (809,827)

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Ineffective assistance of counsel, right to counsel, deficient performance, funding, wrongful convictions, death penalty

13.

Psychological Defenses and Mitigation of Punishment

FORENSIC SCIENCE REFORM: THE PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS, 2018
Posted: 03 Aug 2021
Sean O'Brien
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

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Forensics; Mental health; Wrongful Convictions; Mitigation; Mitigation Specialist; Death Penalty; Expert Testimony, Standards.

14.

Finding Redemption: How Picking Up the Phone Can Change a Lawyer's Life

American Bar Association Journal, Vol. 92, p. 59, August 2006
Posted: 26 Aug 2007
Sean O'Brien
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

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death penalty, capital penalty, capital punishment, execution, redemption, death row