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Error in the measurement of low IQ: Implications for the diagnosis of Intellectual Disability in court cases

Whitaker, Simon (2013) Error in the measurement of low IQ: Implications for the diagnosis of Intellectual Disability in court cases. In: Intelligence Quotient: Testing, Role of Genetics and the Environment and Social Outcomes Intelligence Quotient: Testing, Role of Genetics and the Environment and Social Outcomes. Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 111-128. ISBN 978-1-62618-728-3

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Abstract

A diagnosis of intellectual disability (ID) or what used to be called mental
retardation (MR), could always have a major effect on people’s lives. On the
positive side it could provide services, finance, and help in schools. On the
negative side it can be a stigmatizing label that an individual may seek to avoid
(Baroff 1999). However, since the Supreme Court, in the case of Atkins vs.
Virginia, prohibited the execution of individuals with MR, it can have life and
death implications (Flynn 2006; Flynn 2007; Schalock et al 2007).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2013 09:38
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 18:11
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/18175

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