Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the evidence on providing services to people with neurodevelopmental disorders in prisons, with a focus on those prisoners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Design/methodology/approach: Electronic databases were used to search for literature specifically on ASD in prisons. The literature was supplemented with the authors' experiences of carrying out research on ASD in prison. Findings: The searches only identified four articles and therefore the broader literature on people with ASD and other developmental disorders was reviewed in relation to the prison context. Originality/value: The paper highlights the current limited evidence base on prisoners with autism spectrum disorders.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Intellectual disabilities
- Neurodevelopmental disorders