IAFMHS CONFERENCE ANTWERP 2018

JUN 12 - 14  

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Miller v. Alabama, Juvenile Sentencing, and What Forensic Clinicians Can Provide


THOMAS GRISSO, PhD


June 23, 2016

 

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama (2012) abolished mandatory life without parole sentences for persons convicted of homicide committed in their juvenile years.  It required a judicial consideration of mitigating circumstances associated with adolescent immaturity.  How can we best conceptualize the relevant developmental factors with which courts are concerned in these sentencing cases?  What can forensic mental health examiners provide the courts to assist them in weighing those factors?

 


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