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ADHD and the criminal justice system / by Robert Francis Eme.

Author/creator Eme, Robert Francis author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description138 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Introduction -- Chapter One. Nature of ADHD -- Chapter. Etiology -- Chapter Three. Developmental Outcomes -- Chapter Four. Crime -- Chapter Five. Identification -- Chapter Six. Treatment -- Chapter Seven. Conclusion -- References -- Appendix 1.
Abstract Despite the continuing controversies surrounding ADHD, voluminous research has incontrovertibly established that it is a valid disorder that results in an increased risk for adverse outcomes in multiple areas of life. One of these is increased risk of criminal behavior. An astounding 25 percent of young adult makes who are incarcerated in the United Statesm the United Kingdom, and other Western countries have ADHD. Treatment of individuals with ADHD with stimulant medication can result in a 31% reduction in their criminal behavior and a 43% reducation on violent crime in offenders after release from prison. However, despite the widespread prevalence of ADHD and the remarkable effictiveness of its treatment on reducing crime, the systematic indentification and treatment of ADHD in the criminal justice system is virtually non-existent. This is the first book written for professionals in the criminal justice system to help them better understand and work with people who have ADHD. It will provide criminal justice professionals with what they need to know about ADHD based on the best of current science. This knowledge will serve to significantly enhance their effectiveness in working with the 25% of offenders who have ADHD--back cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages [107]-132).
ISBN1527513351 hardcover
ISBN9781527513358 hardcover

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