Autism spectrum conditions and offending: an introduction to the special edition

Autism spectrum conditions and offending: an introduction to the special edition Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer an overview of the issues from studies that have tried to estimate rates of offending. Design/methodology/approach – Brief review. Findings – There is currently no consensus on the prevalence of people with autism spectrum conditions who offend, due to the limited evidence base. It is also difficult to generalise findings across the criminal justice system and secure services. Originality/value – This paper brings together a summary of key studies that have estimated the numbers of offenders with autism spectrum conditions over the last 30 years. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour Emerald Publishing

Autism spectrum conditions and offending: an introduction to the special edition

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2050-8824
DOI
10.1108/JIDOB-05-2013-0012
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer an overview of the issues from studies that have tried to estimate rates of offending. Design/methodology/approach – Brief review. Findings – There is currently no consensus on the prevalence of people with autism spectrum conditions who offend, due to the limited evidence base. It is also difficult to generalise findings across the criminal justice system and secure services. Originality/value – This paper brings together a summary of key studies that have estimated the numbers of offenders with autism spectrum conditions over the last 30 years.

Journal

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending BehaviourEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2013

Keywords: Intellectual disabilities; Offending behaviour; Autism spectrum conditions; Prevalence; Research work; Journals; Books

References

  • Offending behaviour in adults with Asperger syndrome
    Allen, D.; Evans, C.; Hider, A.; Hawkins, S.; Peckett, H.; Morgan, H.
  • Global prevalence of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders
    Elsabbagh, M.; Divan, G.; Koh, Y.J.; Kim, Y.S.; Kauchali, S.; Marcin, C.; Montiel‐Nava, C.; Patel, V.; Paula, C.S.; Wang, C.; Yasamy, M.T.; Fombonne, E.
  • Autism spectrum disorders and offending
    Gunasekaran, S.; Chaplin, E.
  • Violent crime in Asperger syndrome: the role of psychiatric comorbidity
    Newman, S.S.; Ghaziuddin, M.

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