Little is known about the experience of people with autism in custody. A review of the literature that explored the relationship between autism and criminality and the criminal justice detention system was conducted. Literature suggests that people with autism are potentially overrepresented within the criminal justice system. There is little research that has examined the experiences of people with autism spectrum disorders in custody. There is very little to guide service design to develop autism support services for people in prison.
1Professor of Nursing, Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia
2Research Nurse, NSW Justice Health Nursing professorial Unit, The University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health and NSW Justice Health, New South Wales, Australia
Received: May 23, 2008; accepted: July 21, 2008
Andrew Cashin, Professor of Nursing, School of Health and Human Sciences, PO Box 157, Lismore, NSW, Australia, 2480. Tel: 0400-594-047; E-mail: Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
There was no research funding for this paper, and there is no conflict of interest.