Helping offenders find a way out of recidivism
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Helping offenders find a way out of recidivism

Jane Iorizzo Learning disability nurse in Haringey, London

Jane Iorizzo considers ways to reduce reoffending rates among people with learning disabilities who are or who have been in prison

There is a high recidivism rate among offenders with learning disabilities, in part because of inadequate accommodation, unemployment, substance misuse and mental illness. This article presents the results of a literature review into the evidence of recidivism among offenders with learning disabilities and how this can be reduced.

Learning Disability Practice. 15, 5,22-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.06.15.5.22.c9128

Correspondence

jane.lorizzo@haringey.gov.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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