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The performance of child witnesses with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders




Speaker: Dr Rachel Wilcock BSc (hons) PhD CPsychol CSci AFBPsS FHEA

Dr Wilcock is Head of the Psychology Department at the University of Winchester. Her main research interests focus on improving methods of eliciting accurate evidence from eyewitnesses, particularly those deemed to be vulnerable including children, elderly, those with intellectual disability and autistic spectrum disorder. She has published widely including an authored book, Witness identification in criminal cases. She is currently a co-investigator on a large three-year ESRC-funded research project ‘Access to justice for children with autism’ (read the latest project newsletter) and her talk will draw on this work.

The talk is organised by The City Law School’s Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice, Evidence and Proof Forum. It should be of interest to those who work with vulnerable witnesses in the legal system and also to those involved in training legal practitioners in questioning vulnerable witnesses.


  • 6.00 Registration
  • 6.15 Talk and Q & A
  • 7.15 Drinks and snacks
  • 9.00 Event closes

Enquiries: Paul McKeown

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6.00pm - 9.00pmThursday 11th May 2017

Atkin Building Lecture Theatre Gray's Inn Campus City, University of London 4 Gray's Inn Place London WC1R 5DX United Kingdom

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