An Exploration of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Offending Behaviour and Risk Factors of Justice System Involvement in Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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Abstract

Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) represent a vulnerable group and are at risk of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and justice system involvement. This thesis enhanced our understanding of ACEs in individuals with FASD within the Australian context and provided important evidence on the unique offending profile and risk factors of justice system involvement in young people with FASD. Collectively, our findings suggest the importance of trauma-informed care given the high rates of ACEs and the need to reframe our current criminal justice models to recognise the impacts of neurocognitive deficits and environmental adversity when managing/supporting individuals with FASD.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Pestell, Carmela, Supervisor
  • Symons, Martyn, Supervisor
  • Fitzpatrick, James, Supervisor
  • Cross, Donna, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date23 Jan 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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