Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

People with Intellectual Disability in the Legal System

Australian Human Rights Commission 2014, Equal Before the Law - Towards Disability Justice Strategies,
French, P. 2007, Disabled Justice: The barriers to justice for persons with a disability in Queensland. Queensland Advocacy Incorporated. Brisbane. 152 pgs.
MacDonald, S 2008, ‘Which Way is Justice? A Practice Manual for Supporting People with an Intellectual Disability in the Criminal Justice System’, Community Living Association, Inc., Voices Project 2008,
For more  recommended Community Living Association publications go to
Disability Advocacy NSW. (n.d). Mental Capacity Checklist. Disability Advocacy NSW
Legal Aid Queensland. (2009). You and Family Law: A short guide. Legal Aid Queensland: Brisbane. 34 pgs.
Valenti-Hein, DC, Schwartz, LD, 1993, Witness competency in people with mental retardation: Implications for prosecution of sexual abuse, Sexuality & Disability, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp. 287-294. 
Supreme Court of Queensland and Library, Equal Treatment Benchbook, QLD
Wilson, C., Nettelbeck, T., Potter, R. & Perry, C. (1996). Intellectual Disability and Criminal Victimisation. Australian Institute of Criminology, 60, pg 1-6.
Jacobson, J. (n.d). No One Knows- Police response to suspects with learning disabilities and learning difficulties: a review of policy and practice. Prison Reform Trust: London.
Scheyett, A., Vaughn, J., Taylor, M., and Parish, S. (2009). Are We There Yet; Screening Processes for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Jail Settings. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (47)1. Pp 13-23.
Risinger, M. (2004). Unsafe Verdicts: The need for reformed standards for the trail and review of factual innocence. Houston Law Review. 
Zammit, A. (2004). An analysis of the Problem Solving Courts and Existing Dispositional Options: The search for improved methods of processing defendants with a mental impairment through the criminal courts, in Disability and the courts.  The Office of the Public Advocate. 
Hasssan, S. and Gordon, R. M. (2003). Developmental Disability, Crime, and Criminal Justice: A Literature Review. School of Criminology. Criminology Research Centre. Simon Fraser University: Burnaby, BC Canada.