People with intellectual disabilities on probation: an initial study

Mason, Jonathan and Murphy, Glynis H. (2002) People with intellectual disabilities on probation: an initial study. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 12 (1). pp. 44-55. ISSN 1052-9284. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The two studies in this paper aim to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities in the probation service in England, Study one screened the abilities of a sample of 70 probationers in one single probation service. Study two compares a sub-set of these to an equal number of control participants in order to further investigate the characteristics of those with intellectual disability on probation. Nearly 6% of service users appeared to have an intellectual disability, and 11% fell into the bottom 5% of the general Population in terms of their intellectual and social functioning. We conclude that a significant minority of those in the probation service have an intellectual disability or similar needs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: MENTAL-DISORDER; PRISONERS; ACQUIESCENCE; PREVALENCE; INTERVIEWS; REMAND; NEEDS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 14:21
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 10:20
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32139 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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