Socioemotional processes, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and crime in youth theme

Criminal Justice System (Professor Huw Williams)

Following on from our work showing the elevated levels of TBI in prisoners, and links to violence and recidivism, we have a range of projects exploring the symptoms of TBI, and problems in emotional control and understanding (Theory of Mind and Empathy)  in youth in custody and in the community offenders services. We are also working closely with the Offender Health Research Network, Youth Justice Board and Disabilities Trust to imporve assessment and management of TBI in the Criminal Justice System.