We want to understand the experiences
of disabled defendants or accused in the criminal justice system. People who
are charged with a criminal offence are called ‘defendants’ in England and
Wales, and ‘accused’ in Scotland.
We will look at whether the needs of
these defendants or accused are properly identified and whether adjustments are
put in place to meet their needs, so they are able to take part fully in court
processes. Our work will cover England, Scotland and Wales.
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