Law and Neurodiversity

Youth with Autism and the Juvenile Justice Systems in Canada and the United States

; Laurie A. Drapela ; Whitney Littlefield

Law and Neurodiversity offers invaluable guidance on how autism research can inform juvenile justice policies in Canada and the United States. In Canada, the diversion of youth away from formal processing has fostered community-based strategies for serving those with autism. Les mer
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Law and Neurodiversity offers invaluable guidance on how autism research can inform juvenile justice policies in Canada and the United States. In Canada, the diversion of youth away from formal processing has fostered community-based strategies for serving those with autism. US policies rely more heavily on formal responses, often employing juvenile custody facilities. Building on a rigorous exploration of how assessment, rehabilitation, and community re-entry differ between the two countries, Law and Neurodiversity offers a much-needed comparative analysis of autism and juvenile justice policies on both sides of the forty-ninth parallel.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1 Autism, Disability Policy, and the Juvenile Justice System in Canada and the United States

2 Autism, Delinquency, and Juvenile Rights

3 Autism on Trial

4 This Kid is Different: Health Care Management and Developing Empathy

5 Zero Tolerance for Difference: The Role of the Education System in Defining Delinquency

6 The Social World of Juvenile Custody

7 Transitioning Beyond Juvenile Justice Systems

8 Looking Forward: Conclusions, Recommendations, and Next Steps

Glossary; Caselaw and Legislation; References; Index

Om forfatteren

Dana Lee Baker is an associate professor at California State University Channel Islands, in Ventura County. She is the author of The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters, co-author of Neuroethics in Higher Education Policy (with Brandon Leonard), and editor of Disability and U.S. Politics: Participation, Policy, and Controversy. Laurie A. Drapela is an associate professor of criminal justice at Washington State University Vancouver. Her work appears in Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, Prison Journal, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Social Science Journal, Deviant Behavior, and Youth & Society. Whitney Littlefield is a juvenile probation counsellor at the Cowlitz County Youth Services Center in Longview, Washington. She previously served as a detention officer and in other capacities within the Washington State juvenile justice system and, in 2017, received the Cowlitz County Excellence in Service award for her work with youth and families.