Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour: Volume 2 Issue 4


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Stepping Stones – a group therapy programme for the treatment of emotion regulation difficulties in offenders with an intellectual disability

Paul Oxnam, Emma Gardner

The current paper aims to provide an overview of the Stepping Stones Group Therapy Programme. Stepping Stones is an innovative 42‐week programme that comprehensively addresses the…

Working with self‐harm: accounts of two staff groups

Rebecca Fish, Helen Reid

This study seeks to explore the content analysis of two qualitative studies looking at experiences of staff working with clients who self‐harm. One of the groups work with women…


An evaluation of an alcohol awareness group for learning disabled offenders in a secure setting

John Burns, Charlotte Aspinall, Chris Matthews

Individuals with learning disabilities (LD) who offend are more likely to be dependent on alcohol than those who do not. There is strong evidence to suggest that interventions for…


Friend or fake? Mate crimes and people with learning disabilities

David Grundy

This short paper aims to promote the issues of mate crime, which many people with a learning disability are victims of. For some this will lead them into committing criminal acts…


Young people within the criminal justice system: making sense of fitness to plead and mental capacity in practice

Karina Hepworth

Increasing research evidence highlights the importance of recognising a person's learning disability early in their journey through the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and…


Deaths in custody: the role of restraint

Joy Duxbury, Frances Aiken, Colin Dale

The practice of restraint is controversial as deaths in care or custody have been a consequence of restraint. The purpose of this paper is to clarify research from national and…




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