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The evolution of a therapeutic community for offenders with intellectual disability and personality disorder: part one – clinical characteristics

Jon Taylor (David Wilson Unit, Rampton Hospital, Retford, UK)
Catrin Morrissey (David Wilson Unit, Rampton Hospital, Retford, UK)
Sarah Trout (David Wilson Unit, Rampton Hospital, Retford, UK)
Charlene Bennett (David Wilson Unit, Rampton Hospital, Retford, UK)

Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities

ISSN: 0964-1866

Article publication date: 22 October 2012

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe the profile of community members admitted to the first high secure Therapeutic Community (TC) for males with learning disability and personality disorder.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper presents descriptive data.

Findings

The characteristics of the men admitted to a TC in the National High Secure Learning Disability Service are likely to present considerable challenges to the development and delivery of the service.

Originality/value

There is very little literature describing interventions for offenders with learning disability and personality disorder. This paper is one of a series that will describe the effectiveness of a TC for men with such difficulties.

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Citation

Taylor, J., Morrissey, C., Trout, S. and Bennett, C. (2012), "The evolution of a therapeutic community for offenders with intellectual disability and personality disorder: part one – clinical characteristics", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 144-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/09641861211298949

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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