Nobody made the connection: The prevalence of neurodisability in young people who offend, Authors: Nathan Hughes, N, Williams, H, Chitsabesan, P, Davies, R, Mounce, L., Children’s Commissioner, published October 2012
R v Cleland: The consideration of a hospital order by the Court of Appeal with fresh evidence of a child’s autism
The Court of Appeal replaced the sentence of life detention for attempted murder imposed on a 16 year old (at the time of the offence) with a hospital and restriction order under section 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983 after fresh evidence was placed before the court that, at the time of the offence, the offender had been suffering from autistic spectrum disorder.
COVID-19: Delays, video link hearings and custody time limits for children in the criminal courts
Legislative change due to the coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on children in the criminal justice system. Delayed hearings, the use of video link and the potential extension of custody time limits is deeply worrying for children on remand, those with participation issues and those who are soon turning 18.
COVID-19: CPS interim case review guidance applies to children
The CPS have issued new interim guidance on the application of the public interest test during the coronavirus pandemic. This guidance should be considered when assessing whether it is in the public interest to prosecute a child.
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