Chapter 5. How Can Services Become More Ethical?

  1. William R. Lindsay2,
  2. John L. Taylor3 and
  3. Peter Sturmey4
  1. Jennifer Clegg

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713440.ch5

Offenders with Developmental Disabilities

Offenders with Developmental Disabilities

How to Cite

Clegg, J. (2004) How Can Services Become More Ethical?, in Offenders with Developmental Disabilities (eds W. R. Lindsay, J. L. Taylor and P. Sturmey), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470713440.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The State Hospital; NHS Tayside and University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee, UK

  2. 3

    Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne and Northgate & Prudhoe NHS Trust, Northumberland, UK

  3. 4

    Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470854105

Online ISBN: 9780470713440



  • indecent assault;
  • index offence;
  • minor delinquent;
  • sexual disinhibition;
  • mental impairment


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical Standpoints

  • “Being Ethical”: Professional Narratives

  • Ethical Practices

  • Ethical Environments

  • Ethics and Traditions

  • Conclusions

  • References