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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 4/2008

01-04-2008 | Original Paper

Offending Behaviour in Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Auteurs: David Allen, Carys Evans, Andrew Hider, Sarah Hawkins, Helen Peckett, Hugh Morgan

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 4/2008

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Abstract

Considerable speculation is evident both within the scientific literature and popular media regarding possible links between Asperger syndrome and offending. A survey methodology that utilised quantitative data collection was employed to investigate the prevalence of offending behaviour amongst adults with Asperger Syndrome in a large geographical area of South Wales, UK; qualitative interviews were then conducted with a sub-sample of those identified. A small number of participants meeting the study criteria were identified. For those who had offended, their experience of the criminal justice system was essentially negative. Possible implications of the results were discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Offending Behaviour in Adults with Asperger Syndrome
Auteurs
David Allen
Carys Evans
Andrew Hider
Sarah Hawkins
Helen Peckett
Hugh Morgan
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 4/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0442-9