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Title: Fitness to plead : the impact of Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Author: Brewer, Rebecca
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis seeks to investigate the cognitive deficits associated with a diagnosis of ASD and their impact upon the skills necessary for Fitness to Plead (FTP). In addition, the use of a novel measure of FTP is used and outcomes between the ASD group and a control group are compared. A systematic review of the literature evaluates whether the existing measures of FTP are reliable and valid. The reliability and validity of the Hayling and Brixton tests for executive functioning is examined and the limitations of using these tools are discussed. Finally, a study to investigate the cognitive deficits associated with a diagnosis of ASD and their impact upon the skills necessary for FTP is reported. The results showed that participants in the ASD group performed significantly lower than the control group on the measure of FTP. The clinical and legal implications for individuals with ASD who come in contact with the CJS are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Foren.Psy.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.583117  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology
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