Advances in Autism: Volume 2 Issue 4

Improving international health outcomes in health, education and social aspects of care


Table of contents - Special Issue: Autism and offending behaviour

Guest Editors: Regi Alexander, Peter E. Langdon

The clinical utility of social information processing theory in assessing and treating offenders with autism spectrum disorder

Verity Chester, Peter E. Langdon

Social deficits are central within conceptualisations of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and separately linked to offending behaviour. Social problem-solving interventions are…

Autism and offending behaviour: needs and services

Helen Pearce, Thomas Berney

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) brings out the limitations of the Criminal Justice Service. The purpose of this paper is to review some of the salient issues and their remedies.

Systemizing and empathy in forensic ASD talk

Sushie Jayne Dobbinson

Since often missed in forensic care settings, little is known about how the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) social and communication deficit impacts on rehabilitation work…

The prevalence of autistic spectrum conditions in a community offender sample

Andrew Bates

Previous prevalence studies of likely autistic spectrum condition (ASC) within criminal justice settings have focussed on specialist forensic mental health settings. The purpose…

Heterogeneity within autism spectrum disorder in forensic mental health: the introduction of typologies

Regi Alexander, Peter E. Langdon, Verity Chester, Magali Barnoux, Ignatius Gunaratna, Sudeep Hoare

Individuals with diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within criminal justice settings are a highly heterogeneous group. Although studies have examined differences between…


Autism, mental health and offending behaviour: a mother’s quest for healthcare

Sue Larch

The purpose of this paper is to describe the experiences of a mother of a son who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and psychosis in adulthood, the impact of this on his…


Commentary on “Autism, mental health and offending behaviour: a mother’s quest for healthcare”

Eddie Chaplin, Jane McCarthy

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on “Autism, mental health and offending behaviour: a mother’s quest for healthcare” by Sue Larch.

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