Prison Law

We specialise in the following areas:

Our Expert Witness Psychologists have considerable experience of working with complex cases in prison, probation services and psychiatric hospitals. We provide highly specialised psychological assessment reports for criminal proceedings, prison, parole hearings and treatment to a diverse range of clients with the aim of reducing re-offending.

We provide Independent psychology reports of ‘complex cases’ and we have sub-specialist skills in the psychological assessment, treatment and management of life sentenced prisoners and IPP /indeterminate cases. We provide risk assessment reports including assessment of criminally insane adults, psychopaths, sex offenders, violent offenders. This includes assessment of personality disorder (PD) and /or major mental Illness (schizophrenia, Deliberate Self-Harm, Traumatic Stress), Learning difficulties (LD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD. We make recommendations on treatment pathways.

We specialise in the following areas:

  • Parole reports
  • Pre-sentencing reports
  • Risk assessment (e.g. risk of violence or sexual violence, and domestic violence)
  • Suitability for progression or release
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Assessment of cognitive functioning
  • Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT/MHT) reports.
  • Assessment of risk of reoffending for deportation cases
  • Assessment of Mental Illness and Psychiatric symptoms (schizophrenia, anxiety as depression PTSD).
  • Assessment of psychopathy or personality disorder

We use evidence based structured forensic psychology risk assessment tools including:

  • HCR-20v3 (Risk for Violence)
  • IPDE (International Personality Disorder Examination)
  • RSVP (Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol)
  • SARA (Spousal Assault Risk Assessment)
  • PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist-Revised)
  • WAIS IV (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale) Cognitive Assessments
  • Autism Assessment (ADOS; ADI) Diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Diagnostic assessment of ADHD

Tel: 01438 900804

71-75 Shelton Street
Covent Garden