Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour: Volume 2 Issue 3


Table of contents

The “forensicisation” of challenging behaviour: the perils of people with learning disabilities and severe challenging behaviours being viewed as “forensic” patients

Fergus Douds, Ashwin Bantwal

In Scotland, following the closure of long stay learning disability hospitals in 2005, focus has shifted on to developing robust community services/resources to cater for the…


The Good Thinking! course – developing a group‐based treatment for people with learning disabilities who are at risk of offending

Wendy Goodman, Janice Leggett, Emily Bladon, Charlotte Swift, Teresa Treasure, Mike Richardson

Mainstream offender treatment programmes are mainly inaccessible to offenders who have learning disabilities, which may mean those convicted of offences either receive…


“We know about our risks, so we should be asked.” A tool to support service user involvement in the risk assessment process in forensic services for people with intellectual disabilities

Samantha Hall, Helen Duperouzel

The Department of Health advocates the involvement of service users in the risk assessment and management process. Studies suggest that this is not routine practice and is…


Substance misuse among offenders in a forensic intellectual disability service

Amie Plant, Emily McDermott, Verity Chester, Regi T. Alexander

There have been few studies about the prevalence of substance abuse and links to offending behaviour among those with intellectual disabilities. This paper aims to address this…


Corrections Victoria: ensuring responsive practices for offenders with complex needs

Jo Famularo

Rather than emphasising the earlier disadvantages that Corrections Victoria (CV) Australia, the world's first acquired brain injury (ABI) program, has experienced, this paper aims…




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2010 – 2012

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Emerald Publishing Limited