DescriptionFor over a century, developmental disabilities have been associated with crime in prejudicial and pejorative contexts.
Offenders with Developmental Disabilities provides a balanced, comprehensive review of the prevalence, nature and development of offending by those with intellectual disabilities. Not only does this volume include coverage of evidence-based assessment and treatment ideas, strategies and plans, but also places the field in a historical, legal and ethical context.
William Lindsay, John Taylor and Peter Sturmey have brought together a wealth of contributors from differing backgrounds to share new material and knowledge of assessments, treatment, and service issues in a single volume. Divided into five parts, Part I opens with theoretical issues; Part II deals with legal and services contexts including ethical concerns; Part III considers risk assessment, general assessment and approaches to evaluation; Part IV addresses specific issues of sexual offending, anger and aggression, fire raising, dual diagnosis, female offenders and personality disorder; Part V concludes with service development, professional and research issues.
Forensic practitioners and students from psychology and psychiatry, lawyers and advocates, nurses and social workers will all find this comprehensive and practical book an inspiration in taking this field forward.
List of Contributors.
Series Editors’ Preface.
PART I: THEORETICAL ISSUES.
1. Natural history and theories of offending in people with developmental disabilities (William R. Lindsay, Peter Sturmey and John L. Taylor).
2. Criminal behaviour and developmental disability: an epidemiological perspective (Anthony J. Holland).
PART II: LEGAL AND SERVICE CONTEXTS.
3. Legal issues (George S. Baroff, Michael Gunn and Susan Hayes).
4. Pathways for offenders with intellectual disabilities (Susan Hayes).
5. How can services become more ethical? (Jennifer Clegg).
PART III: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION.
6. The assessment of individuals with developmental disabilities who commit criminal offenses (Edwin J. Mikkelsen).
7. Risk assessment and management in community settings (Vernon L. Quinsey).
8. Approaches to the evaluation of outcomes (Nigel Beail).
PART IV: TREATMENT AND PROGRAMME ISSUES.
9. Sex offenders: conceptualisation of the issues, services, treatment and management (William R. Lindsay).
10. Treatment of sexually aggressive behaviours in community and secure settings (Michael C. Clark, Jay Rider, Frank Caparulo and Mark Steege).
11. Treatment of anger and aggression (John L. Taylor, Raymond W. Novaco, Bruce T. Gillmer and Alison Robertson).
12. Treatment of fire-setting behaviour (John L. Taylor, Ian Thorne and Michael L. Slavkin).
13. Offenders with dual diagnosis (Anne H.W. Smith and Gregory O’Brien).
14. Female offenders or alleged offenders with developmental disabilities: a critical overview (Kathleen Kendall).
15. The relationship of offending behaviour and personality disorder in people with developmental disabilities (Andrew H. Reid, William R. Lindsay, Jacqueline Law and Peter Sturmey).
PART V: SERVICE DEVELOPMENT, PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH ISSUES.
16. Staff support and development (Anthony F. Perini).
17. Research and development (Peter Sturmey, John L. Taylor and William R. Lindsay).