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Communication Difficulties in the Justice System

Communication Difficulties in the Justice System

People with communication difficulties are over-represented in the Criminal Justice System. Such people often struggle to express themselves or to [...] Read more

The Police Caution and 'No Comment' Interviews

The Police Caution and 'No Comment' Interviews

A significant number of people find the Police caution used in England and Wales hard to fully understand. Further to this, there are also potential [...] Read more

Women with Learning Differences in the CJS

Women with Learning Differences in the CJS

Often the needs of minority groups in the criminal justice system, such as women or people with learning disabilities, are viewed in isolation, for [...] Read more

The Implications of Changes to the ICD 11 and Autism

The Implications of Changes to the ICD 11 and Autism

The International Classification of Disease 11 (ICD 11) was released on 18th June 2018. The latest version of the manual collapses autism, Asperger [...] Read more

Undiagnosed Autism in Adults in the CJS

Undiagnosed Autism in Adults in the CJS

A number of studies have been carried out over the last twenty years looking at whether people with autistic spectrum conditions (ASCs) are more or [...] Read more

Asperger Syndrome and Strength-Based Assessment

Asperger Syndrome and Strength-Based Assessment

This post will look at using a 'strength based approach' to working along side people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, especially Asperger [...] Read more

Autism and the Case of Jimmy

Autism and the Case of Jimmy

Jimmy's case (names have been changed to ensure anonymity) is the fifth in a series of case studies exploring autism and the criminal justice system. [...] Read more

Autism and the Case of Tony

Autism and the Case of Tony

Tony's case (names have been changed to ensure anonymity) is the fourth in a series of case studies exploring how autism can influence entry into the [...] Read more

Autism and the Case of Andy

Autism and the Case of Andy

Andy's case (names have been changed to ensure anonymity) is the third in a series of case studies exploring how autism can influence entry into the [...] Read more

Autism and the Case of Billy

Autism and the Case of Billy

Billy's case (names have been changed to ensure anonymity) is the second in a series of case studies exploring how autism can influence entry into [...] Read more

Autism and the Criminal Justice System

Autism and the Criminal Justice System

Autism is a 'neurodifference' that affects the way that people process information and perceive and interact with the world around them, it is not a [...] Read more

Role Induction and Autism

Role Induction and Autism

'Role Clarification' or 'Role Induction' is a key component of the Pro-Social Modelling approach (Trotter, 1999). It is a process designed to [...] Read more