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Chloe Birch to discuss the recognition and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the criminal justice system in the latest series of Stewarts Soundbites.


On the 7th September, Chloe Birch will join Emma Lyons, Senior Associate at Stewarts Law to discuss the recognition and treatment of TBI in the criminal justice system.

It is widely recognised that TBI can lead to difficulties with cognition, memory, social communication, self-regulation and behaviour, all of which may increase the risk of crime. TBI is highly prevalent among children and adults in offending institutions throughout UK; researchers have called TBI a ‘silent epidemic’ in criminal justice populations.

Chloe will offer insight into how offenders with brain injuries are managed, from arrest to release and everything in between. She will discuss:

  • the importance of awareness and training amongst practitioners
  • the potential impact upon sentencing
  • difficulties during time in prison and probation
  • the impact upon families

Chloe will examine the current state of play with regards to the handling of TBI offenders in the criminal justice system and consider the research and changes in progress.

Sign up to listen to this episode here.

Date: 7 September 2022

Time: 13:00 – 13:15


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