Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour: Volume 1 Issue 2


Table of contents

Adult defendants with learning disabilities and the criminal courts

Jenny Talbot, Jessica Jacobson

Although precise numbers are unknown, it is generally acknowledged that between 5‐10% of the offending population are people with learning disabilities. While there are few…

Learning disabilities and access to offender behaviour programmes in prison: a High Court decision

Isabel McArdle

This article provides an overview and comment on the case of R (on the application of Dennis Gill) v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWHC 364 (Admin), which drew attention…


Therapeutic characteristics of nursing staff in a medium secure setting

Pamela Inglis

The forensic nursing role is complex, creates tensions within itself and is underpinned by core values, knowledge, skills and personal attributes; often referred to as ‘good…

A selective review of offending behaviour in individuals with autism spectrum disorders

Gina de la Cuesta

Claims that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are overrepresented in offending populations and are more likely to commit crimes than others are explored in this review…



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2010 – 2012

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Emerald Publishing Limited