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People with intellectual disabilities and the criminal law

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This article highlights the issues associated with offences committed by people with moderate of severe disability. A concern is that when an illegal act is committed, service providers take over the roles which would otherwise be played by police and the court. The ensuing decisions then made, may have significant impact on the offender's life without any formalised process and mean that rights have been unrepresented and unprotected.,Keyword: Legal

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Author
Stafford, Vicki Parlsow
Source
Community Bulletin, Division of Intel.Dis. Services Q'ld, Vol. 14 No. 3
Publisher
-
Publication Date
1 January 1990
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Legal
Origin
Australia

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