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Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour

ISSN: 2050-8824

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Citation Index

CiteScore 2020: 0.8
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 0.7 (Updated Monthly)

Journal history

Previously published as Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour
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Aims and Scope

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour (JIDOB) is relevant for everyone involved in researching or supporting people with intellectual disabilities who are involved (or in danger of becoming involved) with the criminal justice or forensic health systems.

JIDOB publishes peer-reviewed articles on the latest international research and policy, as well as being a vital source of practical advice about working effectively with these groups who often fall in the gap between mainstream and forensic services.
Coverage includes:
  • the nature of intellectual, learning and developmental disabilities and offending behaviour – recent research, epidemiological issues, the nature and type of offending and cross-cultural comparisons 
  • treatment approaches – what works? 
  • diagnostic issues 
  • risk assessment and management 
  • needs and views of service users and carers. 
JIDOB is the official journal of the Autism, Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour Conference 2020.
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This journal is abstracted and indexed by:

American Sociological Association Publishing Options Database, British Nursing Index, EBSCO Academic Search Alumni/Complete/Elite/Premier, EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts, Educational Research Abstracts, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), ReadCube Discover, Scopus, Social Care Online.

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This journal is ranked by:

Scopus and The Database for Statistics on Higher Education, Norway (Level 1)

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection page.

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