Supporting best evidence – a guide for supporters of people with learning disabilities who are witnesses within the criminal justice system

Philipa Bragman, Christiana Horrocks and
Elaine Parry-Crick; Voice UK, The College Business Centre,
Uttoxeter New Road, Derby DE22 3WZ; £7 inclusive of

This guidance is aimed at those who work with,
or who support people with learning difficulties who may be
witnesses within the criminal justice system of England and Wales.
Sections include “what is evidence?”, “the interview”, “the
courts”, “the trial and the verdict” and “life after court”.

Understanding Asperger syndrome

The National Autistic Society, St John
Supplies, PO Box 707B, Friend Street, London CC1V 7NE; £30.55
plus £4.50 p&p

This 30-minute video produced by the Royal
Children’s Hospital in Victoria, Australia, is designed to help
parents and professionals to understand and manage Asperger’s
syndrome – a poorly understood but increasingly diagnosed disorder.
It includes information on diagnosis and assessment, typical
behaviour characteristics of children with Asperger’s syndrome,
management and teaching tactics, and where to go for services.

Juveniles and children who sexually abuse: frameworks for

Second edition, by Martin Calder. Russell
House, 4 St George’s House, Uplyme Rd, Lyme Regis, DT7 3LS;
£59.95, plus £1.50 p&p

This comprehensive sourcebook on young people
who sexually abuse significantly extends the assessment framework
provided in the first edition. It also shows how locally the ASSET
forms created for the youth offending teams and the assessment
framework to be used by social work and allied professions can be
informed by these materials.

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