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.
A systematic search of several databases was conducted and 15 studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in this review.
Methodological limitations and problems in accurate diagnosis within this client group preclude firm conclusions being reached.
It is concluded that further research should be conducted, with particular attention paid to the conceptualisation and assessment of personality disorder.
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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