2014 Symposium

Atkins v. Virginia A Dozen Years Later: A Report Card

In 2002 the United States Supreme Court overturned decades-long precedent, holding that the execution of defendants with intellectual and developmental disabilities violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

This symposium discusses and evaluates the decision in Atkins v. Virginia, including its effects and application in practice, from both legal and psychological points of view.