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Date and time
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:30
Address
Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom

About the Event

Professor Andrew Lovell, University of Chester

This presentation begins by describing the historical relationship between learning disability and offending, particularly in the context of the punitive approach that has generally been the predominant characteristic. The initial construction of this population as a problem group is explored, particularly the ways in which this legitimized the marginalization of people with a learning disability and inclusion of those who had offended as a sub-group. The presentation draws on reflections on caring for such individuals within the hospital system of the 1980s, then explores the post-institutional context and the construction of a more layered approach to care based on levels of security. The presentation goes on to look at some recent interview data with a number of individuals with a learning disability and an offending background, the changed context of community and complexity, and finishes by raising a few contemporary issues. 

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

Please note that this is a virtual event and will take place via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how to join will be sent out to all registered participants prior to the event.

Please contact: fhsc.histsoc@chester.ac.uk to book your place.

Directions

Address

Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom