Death Penalty of the Mentally Ill - The Attitude of the Courts in the United States on the Legal, Ethical and Moral Question of its Administration

22 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2009

Date Written: June 2, 2009

Abstract

How effective can the defences of Insanity, Mental Retardation or Youth be against the Death Penalty in the United States?

This work looks at the attitude of the courts in the United States in the administration of the Death Penalty, on those defendants who used the above defenses to try to avoid capital punishment. This work may be of help to those interested in studying Capital Punishment as a system of permanent removal of offenders from society. This work can be of use for those who study sentensing and death penalty activists alike.

Keywords: Death Penalty on the Mentally Ill in the United States, Insanity as a Defense against death sentence in the United States, Death Penalty in the United States, How successful can the defense of Insanity, Mental Retardation and Youth be against Death Sentence in United States, Defenses Death Penalty

Suggested Citation

Cwinya-ai, Robert Ongom, Death Penalty of the Mentally Ill - The Attitude of the Courts in the United States on the Legal, Ethical and Moral Question of its Administration (June 2, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1413477 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1413477

Robert Ongom Cwinya-ai (Contact Author)

Port of New Orleans Legal Office ( email )

Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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