Police and Criminal Justice

We hope in future to provide more useful information under this heading. For the moment please click on the link below to see this excellent guide, written for carers of people with Learning Disabilities / Autistic Spectrum Conditions and care professionals:
“People with Learning Disabilities / Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in the Criminal Justice System

For police and professionals working in the criminal justice system, the National Autistic Society has several very useful pages on Criminal Justice and the Police
“All criminal justice professionals may come into contact with people on the autism spectrum, many of whom may be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Here you will find information about autistic people, tips for initial police contact, interviews and court appearances, ways that parents and carers can help, and where to find further information and training.”

There is also the National Autistic Society guideĀ Autism – A Guide for Criminal Justice Professionals
“This guide provides background information about autism and aims to assist
all professionals working in the criminal justice system (CJS) who may come into
contact with someone who has autism, particularly police officers, solicitors,
barristers, magistrates, justices of the peace, the judiciary and the courts.”