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“Put bluntly, they are targeted by the worst creeps society has to offer”: Police and professionals' views and actions relating to domestic violence and women with intellectual disabilities

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dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Bates, Claire
dc.contributor.author Triantafyllopoulou, Paraskevi
dc.contributor.author Hunt, Siobhan
dc.contributor.author Milne Skillman, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-10T20:55:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-10T20:55:58Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation McCarthy, Michelle; Bates, Claire; Triantafyllopoulou, Paraskevi; Hunt, Siobhan; Milne Skillman, Karen. (2018). “Put bluntly, they are targeted by the worst creeps society has to offer”: Police and professionals' views and actions relating to domestic violence and women with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: 32(1), 71-81. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jar.12503
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1551
dc.description.abstract Background: Little is known about the attitudes and practices of key personnel towards the domestic violence experienced by women with intellectual disabilities. Method: An online survey was conducted of Police officers and health and social care professionals. A total of 717 Police and other professionals across a wide variety of UK sites responded. Research questions were focussed on direct experience, attitudes and responses. Results: Approximately half of all respondents had direct experience of working with a woman with intellectual disabilities who had been through domestic violence. Professionals were more likely than the Police to see women with intellectual disabilities as being especially vulnerable. The majority of both professionals and Police believed women with intellectual disabilities were deliberately targeted by violent and abusive men. Conclusions: More training is needed for both the Police and health and social care professionals specifically in domestic violence as it affects women with intellectual disabilities. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Community Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Community Perceptions en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Service Providers en_US
dc.subject Practitioners en_US
dc.subject Law Enforcement en_US
dc.subject Police en_US
dc.subject Social Services en_US
dc.subject Health Professionals en_US
dc.subject Medical Providers en_US
dc.subject Disabled en_US
dc.subject Impairment en_US
dc.subject Cognitive Impairment en_US
dc.subject Disabilities en_US
dc.subject Mental Health Conditions en_US
dc.subject Vulnerable Populations en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Partner Abuse en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject United Kingdom en_US
dc.title “Put bluntly, they are targeted by the worst creeps society has to offer”: Police and professionals' views and actions relating to domestic violence and women with intellectual disabilities en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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