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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2019

07-02-2019 | Original Paper

Criminal Behavior and School Discipline in Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth with Autism

Auteurs: Alexandra M. Slaughter, Sascha Hein, Judy H. Hong, Sarah S. Mire, Elena L. Grigorenko

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2019

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Abstract

The objective was to delineate the prevalence of criminal behavior and school discipline in juvenile justice-involved youth (JJY) with autism. A sample of 143 JJY with autism was matched to comparison groups of JJY without a special education classification, JJY with learning disabilities, and JJY with other special educational needs (N = 572). Results showed that JJY with autism committed significantly fewer property crimes. With regard to school discipline, JJY with autism were least likely to receive policy violations, out-of-school suspensions, and in-school suspensions. Finally, regardless of special education classification, JJY who had a history of fighting in school were more likely to recidivate. Our results suggest that JJY with autism are not more likely to commit crimes compared to JJY without SEN.
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For the purposes of this paper the term autism will include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Asperger syndrome (AS), Autistic Disorder (AD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) classification of Autism (AU).
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Criminal Behavior and School Discipline in Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth with Autism
Auteurs
Alexandra M. Slaughter
Sascha Hein
Judy H. Hong
Sarah S. Mire
Elena L. Grigorenko
Publicatiedatum
07-02-2019
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2019
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-03883-8