Judicial views of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Queensland's criminal justice system

Douglas, Heather, Hammill, Janet, Russell, Elizabeth Anne and Hall, Wayne (2012) Judicial views of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Queensland's criminal justice system. Journal of Judicial Administration, 21 3: 178-188.

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Author Douglas, Heather
Hammill, Janet
Russell, Elizabeth Anne
Hall, Wayne
Title Judicial views of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Queensland's criminal justice system
Journal name Journal of Judicial Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1036-7918
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 178
End page 188
Total pages 11
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD, refers to a range of effects that can result from pre-natal exposure to maternal drinking. Under the umbrella of FASD there are several types of diagnoses which are associated with various cognitive and physical impairments. Research suggests that around 2% of the population have FASD and around 60% of those with FASD come into contact with the criminal justice system. However, unlike Canada and the United States, there is almost no mention of FASD in Australian criminal case law. This article reports the results of a survey of members of the Queensland judiciary about their understanding of FASD and how they deal with FASD in their judicial role.
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