How to handle the mentally handicapped/low intelligence offender in the community. Are we handling these offenders well?
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1. How to handle the mentally handicapped/low intelligence offender in the community. Are we handling these offenders well?
Most mentally handicapped/low intelligence offender are also poor with most crimes being that of as property or public order crime, and thus more are sentenced to prison terms and more get caught (e.g., due to inability to think quickly). Programs for the mentally challenged persons has moved to deinstitutionalization, turning them out into the community where they are expected to live, work and care for themselves with minimal supervision; however, most cannot, Therefore, it is not sufficient. They have difficulty adjusting to the rules of society, so instead they find themselves in the justice system. Now what?
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