ERIC Number: ED259545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Mentally Retarded Offender: A Demographic Study.
Zumberg, Marshall; Sundel, Gregory
Five instructors from a learning center of an adult county jail were surveyed to identify clients who were possibly mentally retarded. The instructors received in-service training on the definition of mental retardation and characteristics of mentally retarded citizens. Instructors proceeded to refer 20 inmates out of a pool of 250 inmates enrolled in the learning center. The 20 inmates were evaluated. The result of the evaluation indicated 60% (N=12) fell within the mentally retarded range of over-all intellectual functioning. This represented at most 5% of this offender population as being mentally retarded--far less than most current estimates, but enough to warrant special consideration for services. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at Project SHARE Conference (Detroit, MI, 1984).