IfJ welcomes articles on a wide range of topics. These could include:

  • new developments in the Criminal Justice System
  • inter-disciplinary training initiatives
  • research studies
  • new approaches and resources
  • effective (and perhaps not-so-effective!) solutions to challenges met by intermediaries police and lawyers working with vulnerable people

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We hope these articles may also stimulate fruitful discussion in our Members Forum.

Views expressed in this section are those of contributors and may not necessarily reflect those of the IfJ committee.

Communication props in the justice system: the benefits and risks – Michelle Mattison, RI and Lecturer in Psychology, University of Chester

Progress report on the Section 28 Pilot study January – October 2014 – Rosemary Wyatt RI

Introduction of the Section 28 pilot 2014 – Prof. Penny Cooper

Supporting witnesses and defendants with ASD – Jenny Cutler, Consultant Forensic Psychologist

Signs of Progress – BSL in the courtroom – Sue O’Rourke, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Registered Sign Language Interpreter; Chantelle de la Croix, Deaf RI

Supervision – Catherine O’Neill RI

Intermediaries for defendants – David Wurtzel MA