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    Learning Disabilities and Serious Crime – Sex Offences

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    This review paper follows on from two previous reviews of the literature with regard to, firstly, learning disability and murder and, secondly, learning disability and arson. This paper, in turn, examines the relationship, if any, between learning disability and sexual offence. The approach taken in all these papers involves the concept of Disruptive Behaviour Disorder as being the group of behaviour and personality disorders most involved in the aetiology of these criminal and anti-social behaviours. Disruptive behaviour disorders (Read 2007) comprise: Oppositional Defiant Disorder Conduct Disorder Anti-social Personality Disorder Intermittent Explosive Disorder (DSM IVR 2001) The common characteristics of these disorders comprise aggression, irritability, over-activity, high arousal, and repetitive behaviour

    Nurturing Talent HE STEM Project Report

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    This is the final report outlining the findings of our evaluation of a Widening Participation initiative involving young members of the Somali community in Brent, London

    The tale Parfit tells:Analytic Metaphysics of Personal Identity vs. Wittgensteinian Film and Literature

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    At the center of Derek Parfit’s Reasons and Persons is nestled a famous short story about a person who uses a teletransporter. Parfit argues that his “thought experiment” shows that “personal identity”—as (analytic) philosophy understands it—doesn’t matter. As long as I know that my “self” on Mars is unharmed by the teletransporter, it shouldn’t matter to me that I remain on Earth, soon to die. I use Christopher Priest’s novel The Prestige and the Nolan brothers’ film of it to challenge the method and alleged moral of this “branch-line” teletransportation thought experiment, treating it as a work of literature in miniature

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    Compuserve's Foreign Language Education Forum (FLEFO)

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