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Description

Study examines how people with developmental disabilities interact with California's criminal justice agencies through interviews with justice system officials and individuals with disabilities and their care providers and/or family members and analysis of legislation, program guidelines, and exisitng data.  Specifically, the guiding questions of this study were: What are the particular characteristics of the justice system that preclude persons with developmental disabilities from obtaining "equal justice under the law?" and "What is California doing and what might California do to address this problem?"

Citation

Petersilia, J. (2000). Doing justice? Criminal offenders with developmental disabilities. Berkley, CA: University of California, California Policy Research Center.

Publication Year

2000

Audiences

Advocacy Groups
Attorneys
Families
Law Enforcement

Populations

Adults

Topics

Criminal Justice System - General
Developmental Disabilities