ERIC Number: ED222020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Handicapped Offender: A Selected Bibliography.
Pointer, W. Donald; Kravitz, Marjorie
The bibliography on handicapped adult offenders covers all aspects of the criminal justice process--arrest, pretrial evaluation, determination of competency to stand trial, civil vs. criminal proceedings, and community and institutional treatment. An introduction discusses the number of offenders who are mentally retarded or physically handicapped; the personal, legal, and civil rights of offenders; judicial intervention; victimization of handicapped offenders; and alternative programs. One hundred and eighty-two citations are divided into the following categories: the problem (special needs and problems of handicapped offenders); recognition and classification of the handicapped; the link between disability and crime (research studies of epilepsy, chromosomal abnormalities, mental illness, mental retardation, and other development disorders that are suspected of disposing individuals to criminal acts); programs and services; personal/civil rights (covering the issues of commitment, treatment, safety, criminal responsibility, competency to stand trial, and other legal problems); deinstitutionalization (service integration models, employment services, discrimination, and other aspects of deinstitutionalization); and reference materials (bibliographies and directories). Each entry contains the author, title, source, publication date, National Criminal Justice Reference Service number, an abstract, supplemental notes, and availability information. Entries are listed alphabetically by author within subject areas and are indexed by subject, author, and title. Information for obtaining the documents is given. (SW)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.
Authoring Institution: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Rockville, MD.