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 currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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
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
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 14:21
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