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Lovell, Andrew; Skellern, Joanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: There is growing recognition that an individual's personal history can be extremely influential in shaping their future experience, though there has been a limited exploration in the context of learning disability and offending behaviour. Method: Research questions related to participant interpretation of offending behaviour and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Individual Characteristics, Crime, Antisocial Behavior
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Tinney, Grainne; Smith, Martine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Models of service delivery for adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland increasingly focus on delivering services within local communities. Preparation for this transition often focuses on practical skills. Our service received complaints about unacceptable behaviour (i.e., shoplifting), by some service users. Although such…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Adults
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Caveney, Domanic; Wassall, Shaun; Rayner, Kelly – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Clients with attachment issues are over-represented in learning disability services. Forensic inpatient services are no exception. Treatment pathways comprise multidisciplinary interventions, and skills-based treatments are considered vital to recovery and maintenance of prosocial and adaptive behaviour and reduction in risk. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Case Studies, Attachment Behavior, Autism
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Olsen, Angela; Majeed-Ariss, Rabiya; Teniola, Simonette; White, Catherine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: People with learning disabilities are more likely to experience sexual abuse and less likely to access support than the general population, this is due to a range of variables at the individual, societal and service-delivery level. This study presents a service evaluation of St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Foreign Countries, Crime
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Hyun, Elly; Hahn, Lyndsey; McConnell, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
The aim of this review is to synthesise findings from research about the experiences of people with learning disabilities who have faced arrest and jail time. After an extensive search of the literature, four relevant articles were found. The first-person accounts presented in these four studies were pooled, and a thematic analysis was undertaken.…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Crime, Law Enforcement, Criminals
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Jones, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
We live in an increasingly sexualised society, and the buying and selling of sex is a feature of this society. The laws about prostitution are complex, but the act of selling or buying sex is in itself not illegal. The author has extensive clinical experience of hearing the stories of men with learning disabilities who do use commercial sex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Sexuality, Barriers
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Mercier, Celine; Crocker, Anne G. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
This paper deals with the initial steps of the judicial process for persons with intellectual disabilities who are suspected of a minor offense; a stage where plaintiffs, police officers, and crown attorneys make a series of decisions that will have a significant impact on the course of the judicial process. The objective of this study was…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Police, Criminals, Justice
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Mason, Tom; Phipps, Dianne; Melling, Kat – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
This article reports on a study carried out on the role constructs of forensic and nonforensic Learning Disability Nursing in relation to six binary themes. The aims were to identify if there were differences in perceptions of forensic learning disability nurses and nonforensic learning disability nurses in relation to the six binary themes of the…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nurses, Learning Disabilities, Response Rates (Questionnaires)
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Cant, Richard; Standen, Penny – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
There is evidence that people with learning disabilities who offend are treated differently within the criminal justice system compared to non-disabled offenders. As their treatment depends on decisions made by professionals within the criminal justice system, this study set out to explore the attitudes of these professionals. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Criminals, Learning Disabilities, Juvenile Justice, Crime
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Fyson, Rachel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
This paper outlines the key findings from a recent study of statutory service responses to young people with learning disabilities who show sexually inappropriate or abusive behaviours, with a particular focus on the involvement of criminal justice agencies. The study found that although inappropriate sexual behaviours were commonplace in special…
Descriptors: Intervention, Criminals, Young Adults, Special Schools