publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

A Systematic Review of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Criminal Justice System

King, C.; Murphy, Glynis H.;
  • Published: 28 Feb 2014
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper provides a systemic review of the available literature on people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the criminal justice system (CJS). The review considers two main types of study: those that examined the prevalence of people with ASD in the CJS and those that examined the prevalence of offending in populations with ASD. In addition, types of offences in people with ASD, co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses, and characteristics of people with ASD who commit offences (including predisposing factors) are considered. A combination of search terms was used in a variety of databases in order to find all of the available literature on this topic, and researc...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Mental health, Developmental psychology, Autism, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychology, Criminal justice, Commit, Comorbidity, Asperger syndrome, Criminal law, Clinical psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Autism spectrum disorder, H1
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