Legal Issues of FASD - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

9781897443361: Legal Issues of FASD - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
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Many complex legal issues associated with FASD need to be resolved in order to ensure that FASD-affected individuals receive fair and equitable treatment in the justice system. This requires that the legal system, including the police services, prosecutors, defense counsels and courts, be better served with information about the nature of FASD and the potential cognitive and behavioural dysfunctions of those affected by it. This book, including a consensus statement of the jury, aims to contribute to the discussion of more appropriate judicial responses to people with FASD who come into conflict with the law; how police services and courts can be better served with information about the invisible disabilities of offenders with FASD; and of how rehabilitation, support, and management strategies for people with FASD and their families can be improved. The editors of this book envision that this discussion will lead to initiatives that specifically support people with FASD to avoid coming into conflict with the law.

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