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By Joan Petersilia, Joseph Foote, Nancy A. Crowell, National Research Council

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A record of the nationwide learn Council's Committee on legislations and Justice, from the Workshop on Crime sufferers with Developmental Disabilities, held October 28-29, 1999, in Irvine, CA. The workshop all for conceptual matters akin to definitions and measurements, the lifestyles of universal components in those crimes, and critical subject matters. Softcover.

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Thus, for example, demonstrating that a woman has the capacity to enter into marriage and consent to the adoption of a child does not necessarily imply that she is capable of consenting to sexual relations with someone not her husband (see, for example, State v. Soura, 796 P. 2d 109, Idaho, 1990). Nevertheless, as a matter of law, it has long been true that people with disabilities are presumed to be competent (or have capacity) unless proven otherwise. This presumption, which also applies to witness testimony in court cases, has important implications for people with disabilities and their meaningful participation in society.

Nevertheless, as a matter of law, it has long been true that people with disabilities are presumed to be competent (or have capacity) unless proven otherwise. This presumption, which also applies to witness testimony in court cases, has important implications for people with disabilities and their meaningful participation in society. Among other things, it means that a person with disabilities is entitled to full participation on equal terms with others. A statute or practice that as a general matter prevents all people with mental retardation from testifying in court, for example, would violate this principle of presumed capacity (see, for example, State v.

The methodological and ethical problems posed by interviewing people with developmental disabilities—using standard interview methods, at least—seem to argue for proxy interviews. In the case of people with developmental disabilities, however, the quality of proxy data may be affected in a number of ways. For example, the accuracy of data gathered may vary depending on the relationship with the 36 CRIME VICTIMS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES subject. A proxy who is a live-in relative of a respondent will presumably be better able to provide accurate information than a more distant acquaintance.

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