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Swift, Charlotte; Waites, Erin; Goodman, Wendy – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Domestic violence abuse (DVA) has been identified by the UK Government as a priority to address. Whilst there is a growing body of research into perpetrators of DVA from the mainstream population, there is scant research into perpetrators of DVA who have an intellectual disability. This lack of an evidence base suggests there may be a…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Intellectual Disability, Referral, Foreign Countries
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Goodman, Wendy; Leggett, Janice; Weston, Clive; Phillips, Sarah; Steward, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
This paper reports on the process of helping offenders, and those at risk of offending, with mild learning disabilities, understand their steps to offending. The four-stage model of sexual offending provides a framework to enable participants and facilitators to understand the individuals' offending, in particular the steps or stages that lead to…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Males, At Risk Persons, Criminals
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Leggett, Janice; Goodman, Wendy; Dinani, Shamim – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
This article describes a small qualitative study investigating the experiences of people with learning disabilities who have been interviewed by the police, including their views on Appropriate Adults (AAs). Of concern, but consistent with other research in this area, a significant proportion of this, albeit small, group were not afforded the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Police, Law Enforcement
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Goodman, Wendy; Leggett, Janice; Garrett, Tanya – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
Locus of control can be a useful measure of treatment outcome in offenders from the general population. However, there is little information regarding locus of control and offenders with learning disabilities. Existing measures of locus of control use complex language and abstract ideas that may not be accessible to individuals in this group. A…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Locus of Control, Learning Disabilities, Criminals