Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Law Review Articles: Atkins v Virginia Symposium: William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal-7 articles

I just became aware of this 2014 publication of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal devoted to a symposium on Atkins v Virginia.  It includes seven different articles.  The above link should take readers to the web page where the articles can be accessed.  Click image to enlarge.




Wednesday, April 29, 2015
8:25 PM


Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Mentally Ill Defendant's Death Sentence as Disproportionate [feedly]



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Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Mentally Ill Defendant's Death Sentence as Disproportionate
// Death Penalty Information Center

In a case spotlighting issues of mental illness and the death penalty, the Florida Supreme Court on April 23 unanimously overturned the death sentence imposed on a severely mentally ill death-row inmate, Humberto Delgado (pictured). Delgado, who was convicted of killing a Tampa police officer, will be resentenced to life without parole. The court said, "We do not downplay the fact that Corporal Roberts lost his life as a result of Delgado's actions. However … we are compelled to reduce Delgado's sentence to life imprisonment because death is not a proportionate penalty when compared to other cases." Delgado had a history of delusions and psychotic behavior before the crime, including believing that police were out to kill him and that people were following him and sitting in trees outside his home. Delgado's attorneys pointed out that, because Delgado shot the police officer only after the officer had used a Taser, there was a lack of premeditation. Tampa police Chief Jane Castor released a statement in response to the decision, saying, "We respect the justice system and those who have to make tough decisions. Regardless of the conclusion, it doesn't bring Mike back and it doesn't relieve the pain that his wife, son and his TPD family feel. His life sentence will still ensure he is held accountable for his actions." 

(D. Sullivan, "Supreme Court overturns death sentence for killer of Tampa police corporal," Tampa Bay Times, April 23, 2015.) See Arbitrariness and Mental Illness.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sharing Intelligence is in the Eye of the Beholder: Investigating Repeated IQ Measurements in Forensic Psychiatry via BrowZine

Intelligence is in the Eye of the Beholder: Investigating Repeated IQ Measurements in Forensic Psychiatry
Habets, Petra; Jeandarme, Inge; Uzieblo, Kasia; Oei, Karel; Bogaerts, Stefan
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 28 Issue 3 – 2015: 182 - 192

10.1111/jar.12120

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sharing Beyond the floor effect on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - 4th Ed. (WISC-IV): calculating IQ and Indexes of subjects presenting a floored pattern of results via BrowZine

Beyond the floor effect on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - 4th Ed. (WISC-IV): calculating IQ and Indexes of subjects presenting a floored pattern of results
Orsini, A.; Pezzuti, L.; Hulbert, S.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Vol. 59 Issue 5 – 2015: 468 - 473

10.1111/jir.12150

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blogging lite - out of the office for two weeks



I am out of the office for two weeks and will only be doing FYI content curation posts - when tine permits.  I shall return.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Flynn Effect Archive Project update/revision-v12 - now available


Click on image to enlarge.  To be taken to the on-line archive, click here.

For background information on this project, visit this prior blog post.

Friday, March 13, 2015
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sharing The cognitive impact of the education revolution: A possible cause of the Flynn Effect on population IQ via BrowZine

The cognitive impact of the education revolution: A possible cause of the Flynn Effect on population IQ
Baker, David P.; Eslinger, Paul J.; Benavides, Martin; Peters, Ellen; Dieckmann, Nathan F.; Leon, Juan
Intelligence, Vol. 49 – 2015: 144 - 158