The Death Penalty in The Case of Estelle V Smith Case Study

Question Description

Throughout the years there have been an number of landmark court cases that have shaped the field of forensic psychology.

This week you will choose one of the landmark court cases below related to the work of a forensic psychologist to thoroughly explore.

In your 1-2 page paper you should include:

  1. The basic facts of the case,
  2. What the court ruled, and
  3. The significance and/or implications of the case. You can find the details of most of these cases at www.FindLaw.com or through an Internet search.

Your paper should include one additional source in addition to your textbook (for a total of 2 sources).

Make sure that your paper is written in APA format and your sources are properly cited and referenced.

Civil Commitment

Lessard v. Schmidt, 349 F.Supp. 1078 (E.D. Wis. 1972) O’Connor v. Donaldson, 422 U.S. 563, 95 S.Ct. 2486 (1975) Addington v. Texas, 441 U.S. 418, 99 S.Ct. 1804 (1979) Parham v. JR and JL, 442 U.S. 584, 99 S.Ct. 2493 (1979) Zinermon v. Burch, 494 U.S. 113, 110 S.Ct. 975 (1990)

Confidentiality/Privilege/Privacy

Lifschutz, In Re, 2 Cal. 3d 415, 467 P.2d 557 (1970) Whalen v. Roe, 429 U.S. 589, 97 S.Ct. 869 (1977) Doe v. Roe, 400 N.Y.Supp.2d 668 (1977) Jaffee v. Redmond, 116 S.Ct. 1923 (1996) Commonwealth v. Kobrin, 395 Mass. 1004, 479 N.E. 2d 674 (1985)

Competency to Stand Trial

Dusky v. U.S., 362 U.S. 402, 80 5. Ct. 788 (1960) Wilson v. U.S., 129 U.S. App. D.C. 107, 391 F.2d 460 (1968) Jackson v. Indiana, 406 U.S. 715, 92 S.Ct. 1845 (1972) Seiling v. Eyman, 478 F.2d 211 (9th Cir Ariz. 1973) Godinez v. Moran, 113 S.Ct. 2680 (1993) Riggins v. Nevada, 112 S.Ct. 1810 (1992) Cooper v. Oklahoma, 116 S.Ct. 1373 (1996)

Criminal Responsibility

Insanity Defense MNaghten’s Case, 8 Eng. Rep.718, SEng Rep. 722, (1843) Durham v. U.S., 94 U.S. App. D.C. 228, 214 F.2d 862, (1954) Washington v. U.S., 129 U.S. App. D.C. 29, 390 F.2d 444 (1967) Frendak v. U.S., 408 A.2d 364 (D.C. 1979) Jones v. U.S., 463 U.S. 354, 103 S.Ct. 3043 (1983) Foucha v. Louisiana, 112 S.Ct. 1780 (1992)

Diminished Capacity People v. Patterson, 39 N.Y.2d 288, 347 N.E.2d 898 (1976) Ibn-Tamas v. U.S., 407 A.2d 626 (D.C. 1979) Montana v. Engelhoff, 116 S.Ct. 2013 (1996)

Psychiatry and the Death Penalty

Estelle v. Smith, 451 U.S. 454, 101 S.Ct. 1866 (1981) Barefoot v. Estelle, 463 U.S. 880, 103 S.Ct. 3383 (1983) Ake v. Oklahoma, 470 U.S. 68, 105 S.Ct. 1087 (1985) Ford v. Wainwright, 477 U.S. 399, 106 S.Ct. 2595 (1986) Payne v. Tennessee, 111 S.Ct. 2597 (1991) State v.Perry, 610 So.2d 746 (La. 1992)

Expert Witness Testimony Standards Frye v. U.S., 293 F. 1013 (1923) Daubert v. Merrell Dow, 61 U.S.L.W. 4805, 113 S.Ct. 2786 (1993) General Electric v. Joiner, 118 S.Ct. 512 (1997) Kumho Tire v. Carmichael, 119 S.Ct. 1l67 (1999)

Juvenile Court

Gault,In Re,387 U.S. 1, 87 S.Ct. 1428 (1967)

Landmark cases. Retrieved from http://www.aapl.org/landmark_list.htm

Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Submitted 1-2 page paper addressing the 3 points discussed above. 70
Included a minimum of 2 sources that are properly cited and referenced. 10
Grammar, spelling, and correct APA format. 20
Total: 100

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