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International Journal of Research in Special Education
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2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

Criminal justice and advocacy services for persons with disabilities


Author(s): Sumbul Akhlaque Khan

Abstract: In the contemporary environment of judicial system, it is common to see more and more people with disabilities taking part, as either offenders or victims than they were years ago. Indeed, according to Williams (1999), people with disabilities are ten times likely to experience violence or abuse than people without disabilities. In order to cap and punish people who deliberately abuse disabled people, the government has established measures to protect disabled people in its criminal justice. Moreover, disabled people require empowerment in order to identify and respond to abuse or violence. Besides, people with disabilities need to know that there are supportive services and systems, which include victim assistance programs, the criminal justice system, and advocacy services. The shortcomings exhibited by the judicial system have contributed significantly to the tribulations of the disabled who are left “exposed and defenseless, resulting into their further injury during investigative and legal procedures” (Henderson & Bryan, 2011). Besides, myths, stereotypes, and attitudes held by the public towards people with disabilities interfere with presentation of evidence.

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Sumbul Akhlaque Khan. Criminal justice and advocacy services for persons with disabilities. International Journal of Research in Special Education. 2022; 2(2): 13-18.
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