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Social readaptation of offenders with intellectual and mental disability in the institutional context

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Social readaptation is a process of returning people to a life in a society, who for a period of time were isolated from a natural social life. A concept of the totality is becoming the basic determinant of an alienation level from the natural environment. The criminal court can sentence offenders to: involuntary commitment, therapeutic detention or place them in the National Centre for the Prevention of Dissocial Behaviour. The law and medical communities present a view which is based on the fact that the basic and true aim of solving the problem is an isolation of such people, therefore measures and arguments of medical nature should not be reached out. To a large extent, further actions for social readaptation depend on effective re-socialisation/therapy.
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  • Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, Pomeranian University in Slupsk, 64 Westerplatte St., 76-200 Słupsk, Poland
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