Criminal Justice

An international study on FASD and the Criminal Justice System

Individuals with FASD are involved in the Criminal Justice System at an alarming rate. Research shows that individuals with FASD are over 19 times more likely to encounter the CJS than individuals who do not have FASD. Living with an unknown-untreatable lifelong condition means it is difficult for them to stay out of trouble with the law. They may not be aware of their condition and less likely to get the right level of support. Moreover, they are unlikely to know how to deal with the police, judges, social workers, psychiatrists, and probation officers, and others they may encounter if they get into trouble with the law.

The FASD group is currently undertaking an international study to study confabulation, suggestibility, compliance and acquiescence in individuals with FASD compared to the neurotypical population.

The aim of our research is to bridge the gaps in research in this area, which is currently limited, and thereby impact the CJS’s approach in the interrogation of individuals with FASD.

Participant Recruitment

We are currently recruiting individuals (11 – 40 years old) with FASD/Prenatal alcohol exposure alongside their parents or carers as part of this study.

Please contact us if you are interested to take part in this study! or +447405655235