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Title: Legal Rights of Mentally Handicapped Offenders: Hospice and Habilitation
Journal: Criminal Law Bulletin  Volume:25  Issue:5  Dated:(September-October 1989)  Pages:411-443
Author(s): E F Reed
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
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Annotation: This article describes the unique problems of mentally retarded offenders in the criminal justice system.
Abstract: It analyzes the statutory bases of the rights of mentally retarded offenders, including (1) the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975; (2) Title V, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; (3) implementing regulations; and (4) representative State statutes. Analysis of case law interpreting the constitutional and statutory authorities is also included. Finally, the article describes correctional programs that have been developed in different jurisdictions for mentally retarded offenders and summarizes the critical elements of those programs. 162 notes. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Offenders with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Index Term(s): Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Prisoner's rights
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