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Intellectual disability, personality disorder and offending: a systematic review

Kelly Rayner (Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate, UK)
Harry Wood (InMind, Leeds, UK)
Nigel Beail (Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
Maninder Kaur Nagra (Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, UK)

Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities

ISSN: 2044-1282

Article publication date: 2 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This review seeks to systematically review studies where personality disorder has been explored as a descriptive or possible predictive factor in offending behaviour in people with an intellectual disability. The papar aims to discuss this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

A systematic search of several databases was conducted and 15 studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in this review.

Findings

Methodological limitations and problems in accurate diagnosis within this client group preclude firm conclusions being reached.

Originality/value

It is concluded that further research should be conducted, with particular attention paid to the conceptualisation and assessment of personality disorder.

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Citation

Rayner, K., Wood, H., Beail, N. and Nagra, M.K. (2015), "Intellectual disability, personality disorder and offending: a systematic review", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 50-61. https://doi.org/10.1108/AMHID-04-2014-0007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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