Evaluating The Psycholegal Abilities Of Young Offenders With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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Evaluating the Psycholegal Abilities of Young Offenders With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Lovemithe Bastien
Valencia College
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Abstract
A young offender with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder can be very vulnerable whether we realize it or not. The level of their comprehension can be lower than others without the disorder and can cause them to struggle with things that are simple to us like complying with law authority during an arrest. With that being said, Kaitlyn McLachlan, Ronald Roesch, Jodi L. Viljoen and Kevin S. Douglas did a study on young offenders with FASD in hopes to raise awareness of the necessity to aid the individuals. The research included reliable methods that would prove their intellectual and academic levels were highly lower than individuals without FASD. The four hypothesized that the young offenders with FASD would show more limited skills than the young offenders without FASD. Their results showed the young offenders with FASD scored significantly lower than the other young offenders, making their hypothesis correct. McLachlan, Roesch, Viljoen and Douglas proved that it would be significant to mark individuals with FASD as ones who would highly benefit from assistance.
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