Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) brings out the limitations of the Criminal Justice Service. The purpose of this paper is to review some of the salient issues and their remedies.
A narrative review based on the literature and the clinical experience of the authors.
ASD’s hidden disabilities, even without the frequent coexistence of other disorder, derail the standard responses to offending.
Management of these individuals as offenders depends on awareness of the issues, adaptation and the input of a variety of other services, especially health, social care and employment.
Although this is a very active field of work, there is relatively little written about it.
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