Patterns of offending among people with intellectual disability: a systematic review. Part I: methodology and prevalence data.

@article{Simpson2001PatternsOO,
  title={Patterns of offending among people with intellectual disability: a systematic review. Part I: methodology and prevalence data.},
  author={Murray Simpson and John Hogg},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 Pt 5},
  pages={384-96}
}
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 the low level of rigour in many of the studies. The organization of the penal and 'care' systems are seen to have a huge impact on research… CONTINUE READING