Monthly Archives for July 2015

People with intellectual disabilities on Death Row: a historical perspective

An important new piece of work by Michael Clemente has been published on the links between our interpretation or misinterpretation of history and present-day practice: see http://www.yalelawjournal.org/article/a-reassessment-of-common-law-protections-for-idiots When the Eighth Amendment of the US Constitution was ratified, common law protections categorically … Continue reading

23. July 2015 by admin
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CALL FOR PAPERS Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives, April 2016

15-16 April 2016 Birkbeck, University of London In 1921, Dr Montagu Lomax published a searing indictment of Prestwich Asylum exposing an entrenched sub-culture of malpractice, negligence and abuse. Recent historical research has shown that many of the same practices were … Continue reading

15. July 2015 by admin
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