Community services and people with intellectual disabilities who engage in anti-social or offending behaviour: referral rates, characteristics and care pathways

Wheeler, Jessica, Carson, Derek, Holland, Anthony, Lindsay, William, Middleton, Claire, O'Brien, Gregory, Price, Karen, Steptoe, Lesley, Taylor, John, Bambrick, Marie and Johnston, Susan (2009) Community services and people with intellectual disabilities who engage in anti-social or offending behaviour: referral rates, characteristics and care pathways. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 20 (5). pp. 717-740. ISSN 1478-9949

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14789940903174048

Abstract

Provision of health and social support to people who engage in anti-social or offending behaviour and have intellectual disabilities (ID) remains a challenge to services. Numerous population studies have produced contradictory findings with reviews calling for the development of more fruitful approaches and recommending investigation of the care pathways operating within ID services. This study reports on the pathways through services encountered by adults with offending or anti-social behaviour referred to 15 UK community ID services in 2002. Pathways through services were tracked for 24 months post referral. Referral rates, demographic characteristics, and associations with anti-social or offending behaviour were statistically analysed for 237 cases. Most referrals originated from the local community (66%); a high proportion were female (40.5%). Community services appeared encapsulated, serving adults with offending behaviour over the long term, but predominantly (74%) those already known to local ID services. Implications for services and future research strategies are considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Offenders with mental disabilities
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 15:20
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 12:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2739

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