Police Encounters with People with Intellectual Disability: Prevalence, Characteristics and Challenges

This study investigates the experiences and perceptions of operational members of Victoria Police in relation to their contacts with people with intellectual disability (ID). Key interests for exploration included how frequently and in what context police reported coming into contact with people with ID, how they made this identification, and the challenges they experienced at this interface.

This article will be of interest to anyone who attended the ‘You Be The Judge’ conference in March 2012.

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Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies, Legal, Corrections, Justice System

M. Henshaw & S. Thomas

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Date published:
Wed 2nd Nov, 2011

Closing date:
Wed 31st Oct, 2012