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Interrogative suggestibility, confabulation, and acquiescence in people with mild learning disabilities (mental handicap): implications for reliability during police interrogations

Authors:
CLARE I.C.H., GUDJONSSON G.H.
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 32(3), September 1993, pp.295-301.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

A way of assessing a criminal suspect's ability to make a reliable statement is through measuring performance on interrogative suggestibility, confabulation and acquiescence. Preliminary data is presented for people with mild learning disabilities on these three factors and as expected the intellectually disadvantaged group performed more poorly than their average ability counterparts on each of the three measures.

Journal article

If I had learning difficulties...

Author:
PHILLIPS Paul
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 12.8.93, 1993, pp.10-11.

The author speculates on what his life would have been like if he had not been born "dull normal".

Book

Keep it simple: a guide to creating accessible documents for people with learning difficulties

Author:
MOFFATT Virginia
Publisher:
Southwark Inform
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
14p.
Place of publication:
London

Practical guide to producing written information for people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

Putting people first: a social constructionist approach to learning disability

Author:
CLEGG J.A.
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 32(4), November 1993, pp.389-406.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Moving from an individual to a social focus will allow clinical psychologists working with people who have learning disabilities to address a wider range of difficulties experienced by this client group. Social constructionist theory may be a useful framework to facilitate such an approach, and is intellectually compatible with changes occurring in other related disciplines. Research relevant to this perspective is reviewed and implications for clinical practice discussed.

Journal article

People First celebrate their success stories

Authors:
BOOTH Wendy, BOOTH Tim
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 7(2), October 1993, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Reports on the Third International Conference of the People First movement, held in Toronto in June, which attracted 1400 self-advocates and their supporters from 32 countries.

Journal article

Lionhearted trust...

Author:
DOWNEY Rachel
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 14.10.93, 1993, p.16.

The Leo Trust is a new project for people with learning disabilities. Based in Brissenden Court, Ashford in Kent the project will be home to 10 people and will serve up to 32 users. Equality for people with learning disabilities is its central value.

Journal article

Whose backyard is it anyway?

Author:
PUDDICOMBE Bill
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 4.3.93, 1993, p.11.

Discusses the issues involved in developing housing projects foe people with learning disabilities.

Book

Citizen advocacy: the inside view

Author:
SIMONS Ken
Publisher:
Norah Fry Research Centre
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
143p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Explores the direct experiences of people involved in citizen advocacy. Focuses specifically on situations involving people with learning difficulties and looks at what advocates actually do.

Journal article

Pleading the case for advocates

Author:
EATON Lynn
Journal article citation:
Search, Winter 1993, pp.14-16.
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Reports on research carried out as part of the Bristol Advocacy Project, which looked at the practical problems faced by advocates and the partners they support.

Journal article

The readability and human interest of information leaflets from major British charities: an unintelligible, boring replication?

Author:
STURMEY Peter
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap Research, 6(2), 1993, pp.174-183.
Publisher:
BIMH Publications

A sample of leaflets designed for parents, care staff and the general public produced by four major charities for people with mental handicaps were analysed for their readability and human interest. Approximately one-third had some human interest and had reading ages under 18 years, however, a further third of leaflets had none or minimal human interest and reading ages over 18 years.

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