Intellectual Disability and Offending Behaviour

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Intellectual disability is a lifelong condition that affects a person’s intellectual skills and behaviour in different situations. In part two of this series on intellectual disability, registered nurse and lecturer Natalie Conley discusses the complexity of an offender with intellectual disability coming into contact with the justice system and explores why people with intellectual disability are overrepresented in our prison system.


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Natalie Conley is a registered nurse and lecturer in mental health and addictions and cultural safety for First Nations People with the Nursing and Midwifery team at James Cook University in Cairns, Queensland. She has extensive experience in forensic mental health and intellectual disability nursing. Natalie is currently finalising her PhD in the field of forensic intellectual disability nursing.
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First Published07 May 2023
Updated07 May 2023
07 May 2025
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