The literature review on which this briefing is based brings together authoritative research on the prevalence and associated needs of offenders with learning difficulties and learning disabilities.  The review demonstrates for the first time the vast hidden problem of high numbers of men, women and children with learning disabilities and difficulties trapped in the criminal justice system.

20-30% of offenders have learning difficulties or learning disabilities that interfere with their ability to cope within the criminal justice system.

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