Title

Autism in the criminal justice detention system: a review of the literature

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Cashin, AJ & Newman, C 2009, 'Autism in the criminal justice detention system: a review of the literature', Journal of Forensic Nursing, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 70-75.

The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1939-3938.2009.01037.x

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Little is known about the experience of people with autism in custody. A review of the literature that explored the relationship between autism and criminality and the criminal justice detention system was conducted. Literature suggests that people with autism are potentially overrepresented within the criminal justice system. There is little research that has examined the experiences of people with autism spectrum disorders in custody. There is very little to guide service design to develop autism support services for people in prison.