Effective responses to offenders with intellectual disabilities: Generalist and specialist services working together

Ellem, Kathy, Wilson, Jill and Chui, Wing Hong (2012) Effective responses to offenders with intellectual disabilities: Generalist and specialist services working together. Australian Social Work, 65 3: 398-412. doi:10.1080/0312407X.2011.625433

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Author Ellem, Kathy
Wilson, Jill
Chui, Wing Hong
Title Effective responses to offenders with intellectual disabilities: Generalist and specialist services working together
Journal name Australian Social Work   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-407X
1447-0748
Publication date 2012-09
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2011.625433
Open Access Status
Volume 65
Issue 3
Start page 398
End page 412
Total pages 15
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Despite policies of deinstitutionalisation, many people with intellectual disabilities in developed western countries continue to live in mainstream institutional settings, such as correctional facilities, rather than in the community with support from disability services. This paper reports on the life stories of 10 people with intellectual disabilities, who had been imprisoned in adult correctional facilities in Queensland. The pathways taken by these 10 people into and out of prison are marked by significant abuse, neglect, and poverty. Significant disparity and disconnection is also displayed between the policies and service approaches, particularly between the disability, mental health, and correctional systems in Queensland. Based on these findings, a framework for practice, which spans both generic and specialist services, is suggested.
Keyword Intellectual Disability
Offenders
Life Stories
Service Responses
Disability
Criminal Justice
Qualitative Research
Social Services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 21 December 2011.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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Created: Wed, 07 Mar 2012, 14:13:46 EST by Ms Kathleen Ellem on behalf of School of Social Work and Human Services