Conference event exploring considerations around joint enterprise, neuro-harm, extradition law and miscarriage of justice based on national and international high-profile cases. This will include 4 presentations and a panel discussion, taking questions from the audience.
There is a growing recognition of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within the criminal justice system and an understanding that the ability to negotiate the criminal justice process may be particularly complex and difficult for many autistic individuals. This can be exacerbated by the hidden nature of their impairments in that their relatively good verbal abilities may mask their underlying socio-communicative impairments. Therefore, when being interviewed by police or while being questioned during court proceedings, vulnerabilities in adults are not always identified. In this conference the presenters will, based on high profile case examples, discuss the importance of considering autism spectrum disorder from both a psychological and legal perspective.
Dr Clare Allely, Reader in Forensic Psychology at the University of Salford in Manchester, England and affiliate member of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Anyone over 18 years.
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders, the general public, educators and policy makers.