An examination into the police awareness, response and training of intellectual disabilities among offenders

Parker, Eleanor (2016) An examination into the police awareness, response and training of intellectual disabilities among offenders. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    How effective are the police strategies for dealing with intellectual disabilities? This piece of research includes a series of interviews with police officers on how intellectual disabilities among offenders are identified, responded to and the training of police officers, specifically with regards to intellectual disabilities. The findings concluded that much of the identification process is subject to an officer's experiences and intuition which causes problems when it comes to less experienced officers and identifying intellectual disabilities among offenders. This research explores the issues surrounding this and the way in which intellectual disabilities are responded to in terms of support provisions and interviewing styles when they are identified. Police policy and training is also a central topic of this dissertation with the recommendation of incorporating intellectual disability awareness within current training programmes for the police.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 11:55
    Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 11:55
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22455

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