Murray Simpson

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In the present study, the second part of a review of offending by adults with intellectual disability (ID), data on predisposing factors are presented and there is a discussion of the overall conclusions. The available data are shown to be problematic in a number of respects: there is no offence-specific data; and a number of dimensions are under-explored,(More)
A systematic review of research on offenders with intellectual disability (ID) was conducted. In the present study, the first of a two-part presentation of the findings, the authors outline the methodology of the review and present data on the prevalence of offending by adults with ID. The review highlights the methodological problems of the research and(More)
The small number of studies on alcohol use among adults with intellectual disabilities shows their usage is significantly less than average, with very high levels of abstinence. Despite this, the literature focuses almost to exclusion on the very small number of people who do have problems, and neglects to question the possible reasons for this differential(More)
In dominant definitions of mental retardation, researchers have insisted on the diagnosis being restricted to conditions manifested during the developmental period. However, even in the 19th century, this was only one of several conceptual options, some of which did not exclude adult brain injury or dementia. Events in the 19th and early 20th centuries,(More)
This paper considers the role which moral treatment played in the treatment of idiots in the nineteenth century and particularly in the work of Edouard Seguin. It uses this discourse to identify some of the key elements of the definition of what constituted the "moral", viz. teleology, discipline and humane treatment. By way of interpretation, moral(More)
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