عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Perspectives from the ASD community on police interactions: Challenges & recommendations
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
چشم اندازهای جامعه ASD در مورد تعاملات پلیس: چالش ها و توصیه ها
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Research in Developmental Disabilities, 105 (2020) 103732. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2020.103732
Alisha C. Salerno-Ferraro*, Regina A. Schuller
Background: Research shows that a substantial proportion of people with Autism come into
contact with the police in their lifetime, and some research suggests that they are largely unsatisfied
with their police interactions.
Method: Thirty-five adults with ASD completed an online questionnaire regarding the challenges
police may face when interacting with Autistic people, as well as provided recommendations as
to how those interactions could be improved.
Results: Respondents reported a variety of different potential challenges that could present in an
interaction between the police and people with ASD. For example, respondents felt that typical
Autistic behaviours, such as stimming or communication difficulties, could be misinterpreted by
police officers and lead to adverse outcomes. Respondents discussed several recommendations
aimed at improving police interactions with Autistic people, including involving Autisitc people
in the training of police officers.
Conclusions: The information collected in this study provides insights into how interactions between
the police and people with ASD can be improved. These findings can be used in the development
of police training programs or integrated into pre-existing training programs on
Autism, contributing the invaluable perspective of the Autism community.
Keywords: Police | Police interactions | Autism spectrum disorder | Criminal justice system