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By Lawrence A. Dubin, J.D.,Emily Horowitz, Ph.D.,Alan Gershel,Mark Mahoney,Gary Mesibov,Melissa Sreckovic,Kenneth M. Mogill,Dennis P. Sugrue,Mark H. Allenbaugh,Richard Wollert,Alexander Skelton,Fred S. Berlin,Erin Comartin,Nick Dubin,Catherine Carpenter,John

ISBN-10: 1785927132

ISBN-13: 9781785927133

expanding numbers of individuals with autism and different developmental disabilities are being convicted of intercourse offences, leading to draconian and public punishment. but even if proof exhibits that individuals with those stipulations frequently pose little risk to society, or lack a middle figuring out as to why their activities holiday the legislations, the "sex criminal felony regime" does not enable any room to take the incapacity into account.

This ground-breaking booklet deals a multi-disciplinary exam of ways unjust intercourse offense legislation catch weak teams reminiscent of people with developmental disabilities. Drawing on examine, empirical facts and together with case experiences, specialists from the fields of legislations, ethics, psychology and sociology discover what steps can be taken on the way to make sure that legislation are only and think about components comparable to the vulnerability of the perpetrators. Investigating the results because of public hysteria over intercourse offenses, this e-book highlights the judicial failure to guard defendants with developmental disabilities within the context of the unjust and hyper-punishment of all these charged with intercourse offenses. featuring a brand new method ahead in keeping with learn and evidence-based sentencing for intercourse offenses, and removal of the intercourse criminal registry, this ebook deals an educated and compassionate view that's crucial for all execs operating during this field.

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