Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system: A review of evidence

Date of publication
15 July 2021
Inspection
Lead inspectorate
HM Inspectorate of Prisons
Participating inspectorates
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
HM Inspectorate of Prisons
HM Inspectorate of Probation
Theme
Neurodiversity
Inspection type
Joint inspection

An independent review of neurodiversity in the criminal justice system, commissioned by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Report: Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system: A review of evidence (PDF, 883 kB)

Easy read version of the report: Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system – easy read version (PDF, 5 MB)

Press release: Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system: press release

The inspectorates worked with two service user organisations to understand service users’ views. User Voice and KeyRing have produced reports that describe the lived experiences of those with neurodivergent conditions within the criminal justice system.

User Voice report: “Neuro… what?” Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system

KeyRing report: The voices of people with lived experience of neurodiversity in the criminal justice system (PDF, 144 kB)