Access to justice is a key issue for many sectors of society, but can be particularly problematic for those with communication difficulties. This makes us think that autistic people may be at risk in the justice system (in both criminal settings and family courts). CRAE, together with colleagues at City University of London, the University of Winchester and UCL Laws, study how autistic individuals fare across the different stages of the criminal and family justice systems. We hope that by understanding people’s experiences we can produce recommendations for adjustments that can be made to improve the justice system for autistic people and their families.
CRAE lead: Anna Remington and Laura Crane
- George, R. H., & Remington, A. (2018). Autistic individuals and the family justice system: research findings and good practice. Family Law -Bristol-.
- George, R. H., Remington, A., Crane, L., Pophale, C., & Bingham, A. (2018). Legal professionals’ knowledge and experience of autistic adults in the family justice system. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. doi:10.1080/09649069.2018.1414381
- For more information about access to justice for autistic people in the criminal justice system, please see www.childwitnesses.com