Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Prisoners with neurodevelopmental disorders

Prisoners with neurodevelopmental disorders Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the evidence on providing services to people with neurodevelopmental disorders in prisons, with a focus on those prisoners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Design/methodology/approach – Electronic databases were used to search for literature specifically on ASD in prisons. The literature was supplemented with the authors’ experiences of carrying out research on ASD in prison. Findings – The searches only identified four articles and therefore the broader literature on people with ASD and other developmental disorders was reviewed in relation to the prison context. Originality/value – The paper highlights the current limited evidence base on prisoners with autism spectrum disorders. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour Emerald Publishing

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/prisoners-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders-IXKBdL60Fw
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2050-8824
DOI
10.1108/JIDOB-05-2013-0011
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the evidence on providing services to people with neurodevelopmental disorders in prisons, with a focus on those prisoners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Design/methodology/approach – Electronic databases were used to search for literature specifically on ASD in prisons. The literature was supplemented with the authors’ experiences of carrying out research on ASD in prison. Findings – The searches only identified four articles and therefore the broader literature on people with ASD and other developmental disorders was reviewed in relation to the prison context. Originality/value – The paper highlights the current limited evidence base on prisoners with autism spectrum disorders.

Journal

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending BehaviourEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2013

Keywords: Intellectual disabilities; Prison; Autism spectrum disorder; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Attention‐deficit hyperactivity disorder

References