Autism & the Criminal Law Webinar

by Felicity Gerry QC

Published: 4th May 2021

We recently held a webinar delving into the topic of Autism & the law – taking a deeper look into the petition for Alex Henry and the issues for those living with autism and facing criminal charges.

In criminal proceedings legal professionals have to consider, recognise and respond to a range of issues that regularly confront medical professionals. These include adverse mental health; equality, and inclusion issues; poverty; evidence of bullying; parental substance misuse (alcohol and/or drug use); domestic (inter-partner) violence; and child abuse. Add to this Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) where the display of challenging behaviour, particularly by children and within the criminal justice system means we have a forest of problems with no apparent clearing.

You can find the webinar here or watch it below.

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