Autism spectrum disorder and hate crime

Eddie Chaplin (Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Research and Policy Unit, London South Bank University, London, UK)
Samyukta Mukhopadhyay (King’s College, London, UK)

Advances in Autism

ISSN: 2056-3868

Publication date: 2 January 2018

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to offer an overview of hate crime relating to people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Design/methodology/approach

This is a discussion outlining some of the key evidence relating to ASD and hate crime.

Findings

For too long the issue of hate crime and autism has been neglected in spite of significant numbers of people with ASDs experiencing hate crime and/or harassment on a regular basis.

Originality/value

Although people with ASD are thought to be subject to high rates of hate crimes the literature is sparse when compared to other strands of hate crime such as race or religion.

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Citation

Chaplin, E. and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2018), "Autism spectrum disorder and hate crime", Advances in Autism, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 30-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/AIA-08-2017-0015

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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