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dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Catrin
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, J. & Morrissey, C. (2018). Offenders with intellectual disabilities in secure mental health settings in the United Kingdom. In: Lindsay, W. R. & Taylor, J. L. (eds.) The Wiley handbook on offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Research, training, and practice. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 385-406en
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dc.description.abstractWithin the UK, offenders with intellectual disabilities (ID) can receive treatment on two parallel, occasionally interacting, pathways; the criminal justice system comprising prison and probation services, and the mental health system comprising secure hospital care and community treatment services. This chapter relates to the latter pathway, and focuses specifically on different levels of secure hospital care provided for those detained under the Mental Health Act in England and Wales. The Act allows people with a “mental disorder,” who pose a risk to others or themselves, to be detained in hospital for “appropriate medical treatment” which encompasses nursing and psychological intervention. In order to fall within the definition of mental disorder, intellectual disability must be associated with “abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct.” Some people with ID in secure hospital settings will have been detained by the courts, while others will have civil sections which may have arisen directly or indirectly from antisocial or offending-like behavior. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: chapter)en
dc.subjectIntellectual disabilityen
dc.subjectMental health servicesen
dc.subjectMental healthen
dc.subjectHigh security facilitiesen
dc.subjectMedium security facilitiesen
dc.subjectLow security facilitiesen
dc.titleOffenders with intellectual disabilities in secure mental health settings in the United Kingdomen
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