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Neil Brewer - Crime and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Myths and Mechanisms - 9781849054041 - V9781849054041
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Crime and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Myths and Mechanisms

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Description for Crime and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Myths and Mechanisms Paperback. Full of case studies, this book explores the reasons behind adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) becoming involved in the criminal justice system. It discusses the establishment of intervention programs and calls for a review of forensic assessment for people with ASD. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: JKVC; JMK; MJNA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 231 x 153 x 16. Weight in Grams: 332.

Having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can - given certain situational conditions - make individuals more vulnerable to becoming caught up in criminal activity and vulnerable to unfavourable interactions once in the criminal justice system.

Guided by empirical research, psychological theory and illustrative case studies involving adults with ASD who have been implicated in crimes, Robyn L. Young and Neil Brewer explain why. They examine the pivotal cognitive, social and behavioural characteristics unique to ASD (such as weak Theory of Mind, restricted interests and acute sensory sensitivities) that - individually or in interaction - may contribute to ... Read more

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About Neil Brewer
Robyn L. Young is Associate Professor at the School of Psychology at Flinders University of South Australia. Her early research was concerned with Savant Syndrome, and this led her to begin researching Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Robyn, along with Neil Brewer, developed tools for early assessment (ADEC); she also developed an intervention package (SPECTRA), both of which are published and ... Read more

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The involvement of adolescents and adults with autism in the criminal justice system can be daunting for professionals and families who have limited experience or knowledge of how the system works. Fortunately, this excellent resource is extremely comprehensive and presents the main issues in all of their complexity yet in a way that is understandable for those without a legal ... Read more

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