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Defendants with intellectual disability and autism spectrum conditions: the perspective of clinicians working across three jurisdictions

McCarthy, Jane, Chaplin, Eddie, Hayes, Susan, Søndenaa, Erik, Chester, Verity, Morrissey, Catrin, Allely, Clare S. and Forrester, Andrew 2021. Defendants with intellectual disability and autism spectrum conditions: the perspective of clinicians working across three jurisdictions. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 10.1080/13218719.2021.1976297

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Abstract

he treatment of vulnerable defendants by criminal justice systems or correctional systems varies within and between countries. The purpose of this paper is to examine three legal jurisdictions – New South Wales in Australia; Norway; England and Wales – to understand the extent of variation in practice within the court systems for defendants with intellectual disabilities (ID) and/or autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Two of the jurisdictions had a process for screening in place, either in police custody or at court, but this was not universally implemented across each jurisdiction. All three jurisdictions had a process for supporting vulnerable defendants through the legal system. Across the three jurisdictions, there was variation in disposal options from a mandatory care setting to hospital treatment to a custodial sentence for serious offences. This variation requires further international exploration to ensure the rights of defendants with ID or ASC are understood and safeguarded.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Medicine
Additional Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1321-8719
Funders: Guy's and St Thomas' Trustees
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 November 2021
Date of Acceptance: 4 October 2021
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 12:00
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/145295

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