Book review: Asperger’s Syndrome and Jail: A Survival Guide

Dickie, Iain (2019) Book review: Asperger’s Syndrome and Jail: A Survival Guide. Probation Journal, 66 (4). pp. 471-473.

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Will Attwood’s book, Asperger’s Syndrome and Jail: A Survival Guide, offers an important lived perspective on the challenges that an individual prisoner who identifies as being on the autism spectrum could potentially face in attempting to navigate a prison or custodial setting. Although the book’s title makes specific reference to Asperger’s syndrome in reference to the author’s own diagnosis and personal experience, reference is made throughout the book to autism spectrum disorder. This rightly recognises Asperger’s syndrome as a diagnostic condition that is part of a wider umbrella of conditions comprising the new diagnostic criteria of autism.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Probation Journal
Publisher: SAGE journals
ISSN: 0264-5505
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2019 16:19
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 12:02


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