The criminogenic needs of offenders with intellectual disability and personality disorder

Taylor, Jon (2014). The criminogenic needs of offenders with intellectual disability and personality disorder. University of Birmingham. Foren.Psy.D.

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While the mainstream offender literature has advanced recently, the evidence for effective treatments for offenders with an intellectual disability and personality disorder is limited. This thesis aims to contribute to the evidence base by identifying those psychological factors that are shown to benefit from treatment intervention for this particular group of offenders. In order to do this the thesis is presented in three distinct phases. First, in chapter two, a framework for identifying needs in offenders with PD is critiqued and the strengths and weaknesses of this framework are then used to inform the development of a similar approach to the identification of criminogenic needs for offenders with ID and PD (The Treatment Need Matrix; TNM). Chapter three provides a systematic review that was undertaken to establish the relevant areas of need for these offenders, and establish definitions of the areas identified. Research into the reliability of this framework is described in chapter four, with results suggesting that the TNM compares favorably to similar structured clinical judgment tools. Chapter five concludes the thesis by discussing the overall findings and concludes that the TNM provides a useful and unique framework for the identification of treatment needs in offenders with ID and PD.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Foren.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Foren.Psy.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare


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