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Treatment of Violence and Aggression in Offenders with Developmental Disabilities

Langdon, Peter E. and Murphy, Glynis H. (2017) Treatment of Violence and Aggression in Offenders with Developmental Disabilities. In: The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-119-05755-0. (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:54735)

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Abstract

Historically, assumptions were made about a relationship between developmental disabilities and criminal offending behaviours. While some people with developmental disabilities, including people with intellectual disabilities, may commit crimes, there is no clear relationship between crime and developmental disabilities. For those that require interventions, there has been a marked increase in the development and use of psychological therapies to treat violence and aggression amongst people with developmental disabilities that would be considered criminal behaviour; the evidence to support the use of many of these interventions remains weak, with the exception of anger management training. Further work is needed to develop robust empirically validated interventions for both violence and aggression amongst people with developmental disabilities.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Violence; Learning Disabilities; Autism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter Langdon
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 20:14 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54735 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Murphy, Glynis H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7817-5861
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