Supporting young people with neurodevelopmental impairment

This report, by Dr Pratiba Chitsabesan, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Dr Nathan Hughes of the University of Birmingham, discusses the over-representation of young people with clinical disorders in the youth justice system. Drawing on a range of research, it explores the...
Dr Nathan Hughes and Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan
9 December 2015

Stop treating brain injury as a crime problem, new report

The youth justice system has become the primary service provider to a large number of young people with brain injuries and other brain impairments, according to a new report published today by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

The report –...

9 December 2015

Justice Matters: clinical disorders and youth justice

On 13 November, the Centre held an event, 'Criminal justice and young people with clinical disorders', focussing on the disproportionate rate of childhood neurodevelopmental impairments and clinical disorders among young people in the youth justice system.

Dr Nathan Hughes of the...