For over a century, developmental disabilities have been associatedwith crime in prejudicial and pejorative contexts.
Offenders with Developmental Disabilities provides a balanced,comprehensive review of the prevalence, nature and development ofoffending by those with intellectual disabilities. Not only doesthis volume include coverage of evidence-based assessment andtreatment ideas, strategies and plans, but also places the field ina historical, legal and ethical context.
William Lindsay, John Taylor and Peter Sturmey have broughttogether a wealth of contributors from differing backgrounds toshare new material and knowledge of assessments, treatment, andservice issues in a single volume. Divided into five parts, Part Iopens with theoretical issues; Part II deals with legal andservices contexts including ethical concerns; Part III considersrisk assessment, general assessment and approaches to evaluation;Part IV addresses specific issues of sexual offending, anger andaggression, fire raising, dual diagnosis, female offenders andpersonality disorder; Part V concludes with service development,professional and research issues.
Forensic practitioners and students from psychology andpsychiatry, lawyers and advocates, nurses and social workers willall find this comprehensive and practical book an inspiration intaking this field forward.
"...a publication which is long overdue...a comprehensive overview...a consistently well written and invaluable reference text..." (Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Vol 18 05)