A focus group study of police officers' recognition of individuals with intellectual disability

Douglas, Lyn and Cuskelly, Monica (2012) A focus group study of police officers' recognition of individuals with intellectual disability. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 19 1: 35-44. doi:10.1080/13218719.2010.543403

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Author Douglas, Lyn
Cuskelly, Monica
Title A focus group study of police officers' recognition of individuals with intellectual disability
Journal name Psychiatry Psychology and Law   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1321-8719
1934-1687
Publication date 2012-02
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13218719.2010.543403
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 35
End page 44
Total pages 10
Place of publication Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract Many societies require that individuals with an intellectual disability are provided with some protections when interacting with their justice systems. Police officers are often the first members of the justice system to make contact with offenders, victims, and witnesses, so their capacity to recognize that an individual requires additional supports is of paramount importance. This study used focus group methodology to determine how police in Queensland, Australia, recognized an individual as having an intellectual disability. Appearance was the most commonly nominated characteristic, followed by language difficulties, problems with comprehension, inappropriate behaviour for age, and problem behaviour. Invariable use of an appropriate screening tool is recommended as the only reliable method of ensuring that police officers identify individuals with an intellectual disability.
Keyword Attitudes
Intellectual disability
Learning disability
Police
Recognition
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 01 Jun 2011.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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