Autism, Sexual Offending, and the Criminal Justice System

Last Updated on June 16th, 2022 at 04:22 pm
Originally Published on October 12th, 2021 at 01:41 pm
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What are the factors that are leading to a rise in arrest and prosecution of individuals on the autism spectrum for sexual offenses? How should a prior diagnosis of ASD impact sentencing?


Instances of individuals with ASD being charged with sexual offenses appears to be increasing. There is also an increasing body of scientific literature that specifically addresses sexual offending by individuals with ASD.

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