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December 1, 2014

"Crazy or Faking It? The impending execution of Scott Panetti and the search for a standard of sanity."

The title of this post is the headline of this effective new piece from The Marshall Project which highlights some of the mental health issues we have discussed in recent classes with a special focus on a controversial execution scheduled to take place in Texas later this week.

December 1, 2014 in Current Affairs, Notable real cases | Permalink

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"'People with mental illness are not more dangerous than the general population, but they are scarier,' says Christopher Slobogin." Lines up perfectly with what you said yesterday about a lot of criminal cases coming down to who society thinks is especially "dangerous" or scary.

Posted by: Jason Manion | Dec 2, 2014 8:53:30 AM

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