June 29, 2021. News
Call for papers and evidence as Thames Valley VRU Director edits leading journal
The Director of the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit is guest editing an edition of the Forensic Science International: Mind & Law journal, discussing the need to recognise neurodisability in the criminal justice system and effective practice.
Superintendent Stan Gilmour is working with Professor Nathan Hughes of University of Sheffield and Professor Huw Williams of University of Exeter.
Supt. Gilmour is passionate about the need for the criminal justice system to better respond to the complex challenges posed by those experiencing brain injury and conditions and the link to violent offending and criminalisation.
A call for papers and best practice has been made, seeking:
- New evidence of criminalisation of those displaying neuro-disabilities.
- Examples of effective existing practice in supporting those with brain injury in all its forms, including past trauma, within the criminal justice system.
- Reflections on those working within criminal justice and their understanding of neuro-disability, or their responses when in practice.
- Consider the application of particular terminology and frameworks for supporting people experiencing difference or difficulties.
Further information is available on the Elsevier website, with a deadline for evidence/submissions of 1 September 2021, for publication in 2022.