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Illegal behaviour and moral reasoning amongst men with and without ID

Langdon, Peter E., Clare, Isabel C. H., Murphy, Glynis H. (2010) Illegal behaviour and moral reasoning amongst men with and without ID. In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 23 (5). p. 428. Wiley (doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00582.x) (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) (KAR id:36286)

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Abstract

Many studies conclude there is a strong relationship between moral reasoning and illegal behaviour amongst young offenders. However, there has been no research examining this relationship amongst people with intellectual disabilities. There is some empirical evidence to suggest that the relationship between moral reasoning and illegal behaviour may be curvilinear, such that lower moral reasoning and higher moral reasoning relates to lower rates of illegal behaviour and inappropriate conduct. Given this, and evidence that people with intellectual disabilities are reasoning at a lower moral stage than their same-age peers, it is proposed that some people with intellectual disabilities may actually be less likely to engage in illegal behaviour because they are reasoning at an earlier moral stage, while those with ‘borderline’ intelligence would be more likely to engage in illegal behaviour. This suggests that the relationship between moral reasoning and illegal behaviour is moderated by intelligence, and this has implications for the design of intervention programmes for people with intellectual disabilities, but further research is needed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Lecture)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00582.x
Additional information: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Third International Conference of IASSID-Europe
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter Langdon
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 13:54 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36286 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Murphy, Glynis H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7817-5861
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