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Experiences of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Policing in England and Wales: Surveying Police and the Autism Community

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, February 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

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5 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
27 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
video
1 video uploader

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Title
Experiences of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Policing in England and Wales: Surveying Police and the Autism Community
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, February 2016
DOI 10.1007/s10803-016-2729-1
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Authors

Laura Crane, Katie L. Maras, Tamsyn Hawken, Sue Mulcahy, Amina Memon

Abstract

An online survey gathered the experiences and views of 394 police officers (from England and Wales) regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Just 42 % of officers were satisfied with how they had worked with individuals with ASD and reasons for this varied. Although officers acknowledged the need for adjustments, organisational/time constraints were cited as barriers. Whilst 37 % of officers had received training on ASD, a need for training tailored to policing roles (e.g., frontline officers, detectives) was identified. Police responses are discussed with respect to the experiences of the ASD community (31 adults with ASD, 49 parents), who were largely dissatisfied with their experience of the police and echoed the need for police training on ASD.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 94 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 18 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 17%
Student > Bachelor 15 16%
Student > Master 15 16%
Researcher 8 9%
Other 22 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 38 40%
Unspecified 21 22%
Social Sciences 12 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 12%
Arts and Humanities 3 3%
Other 9 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 79. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 April 2019.
All research outputs
#221,372
of 13,848,252 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#73
of 3,396 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,667
of 339,915 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#3
of 88 outputs
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