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dc.contributor.authorLovell, Andy*
dc.contributor.authorSkellern, Joanne*
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-21T10:52:26Z
dc.date.available2017-11-21T10:52:26Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-18
dc.identifier.citationLovell, A., & Skellern, J. (2017). Understanding violence when the perpetrator has an intellectual disability: The perceptions of professionals. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. DOI: 10.1177/1744629517747161.
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1744629517747161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620722
dc.description.abstractAim: The research sought to enhance professional understanding of the violence perpetrated by some people with an intellectual disability. Background: The violent behaviour exhibited by some people with intellectual disabilities remains poorly understood, particularly with regard to a clear and informative definition. Design: A qualitative study investigating the views and perceptions of professionals working directly with people with an intellectual disability in different settings. Methods: 22 semi-structured interviews were undertaken with professionals from a variety of backgrounds and four themes were generated through data analysis. Findings: Themes produced comprised the degree of intellectual disability, impulsivity, intentionality and unpredictability. Findings indicated tension between understanding violence as purposeful and explaining it in relation to the intellectual disability and/or additional conditions. Conclusion: Intellectual disability is central to understanding the impact of the other three themes, though there is a professional reluctance to use such knowledge as evidence to inform practice.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1744629517747161en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectViolenceen
dc.subjectIntellectual disabilityen
dc.subjectImpulsivityen
dc.subjectIntentionalityen
dc.titleUnderstanding violence when the perpetrator has an intellectual disability: The perceptions of professionalsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1744-6309
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Intellectual Disabilities
dc.date.accepted2017-11-13
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderKnowledge Transfer Officeen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectKT granten
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12-18
refterms.dateFCD2019-07-16T13:37:00Z
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html.description.abstractAim: The research sought to enhance professional understanding of the violence perpetrated by some people with an intellectual disability. Background: The violent behaviour exhibited by some people with intellectual disabilities remains poorly understood, particularly with regard to a clear and informative definition. Design: A qualitative study investigating the views and perceptions of professionals working directly with people with an intellectual disability in different settings. Methods: 22 semi-structured interviews were undertaken with professionals from a variety of backgrounds and four themes were generated through data analysis. Findings: Themes produced comprised the degree of intellectual disability, impulsivity, intentionality and unpredictability. Findings indicated tension between understanding violence as purposeful and explaining it in relation to the intellectual disability and/or additional conditions. Conclusion: Intellectual disability is central to understanding the impact of the other three themes, though there is a professional reluctance to use such knowledge as evidence to inform practice.


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