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Title: Pathways into services for offenders with intellectual disabilities: childhood experiences, diagnostic information, and offense variables
Authors: Lindsay, William R.
O'Brien, Gregory
Carson, Derek
Holland, Anthony J.
Taylor, John L.
Wheeler, Jessica R.
Middleton, Claire
Price, Karen
Steptoe, Lesley
Johnston, Susan
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social & Health Sciences
Keywords: Offenders
Intellectual disability
Referral pathways
Community services
Secure services
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: Sage Publications
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology published by Sage Publications, available from DOI: 10.1177/0093854810363725
Citation: Lindsay, W.R. 2010. Pathways into services for offenders with intellectual disabilities: childhood experiences, diagnostic information, and offense variables. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 37(6): pp. 678-694.
Abstract: The patterns and pathways into intellectual disability (ID) offender services were studied through case file review for 477 participants referred in one calendar year to community generic, community forensic, and low, medium, and maximum secure services. Data were gathered on referral source, demographic information, index behavior, prior problem behaviors, diagnostic information, and abuse or deprivation. Community referrers tended to refer to community services and secure service referrers to secure services. Physical and verbal violence were the most frequent index behaviors, whereas contact sexual offenses were more prominent in maximum security. Age at first incident varied with security, with the youngest in maximum secure services. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or conduct disorder was the most frequently recorded diagnosis, and severe deprivation was the most frequent adverse developmental experience. Fire starting, theft, and road traffic offenses did not feature prominently. Generic community services accepted a number of referrals with forensic-type behavior and had higher proportions of both women and people with moderate or severe ID.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/584
ISSN: 0093-8548
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