Offenders with intellectual disabilities

Taylor, John, Lindsay, William and O'Brien, Gregory (2011) Offenders with intellectual disabilities. In: Forensic Psychiatry : clinical, legal and ethical issues. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, Ch. 10. ISBN 978-0340806289

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Abstract

This textbook of Forensic Psychiatry is a source book for a wide range of issues concerned with the interaction between law and psychiatry. It has a special emphasis on mentally disordered offenders, but also deals with important related problems such as victims of offenders, accidents, and compensation matters. Although it is primarily rooted in English practice, a concerted effort has been made to cross national boundaries in terms of legal principles and service provision. The book may be used as an examination and instructional text for psychiatrists, the source of reference for all academic enquiries in this field, and as the basis of closer understanding between professions working with mentally disordered offenders and other individuals caught up in the legal process, including lawyers, magistrates, psychologists, social workers, probation officers, nurses and policemen.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 2nd ed
Subjects: C800 Psychology
L300 Sociology
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work and Communities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 09:38
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/989

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