Criminal Law

PSUK accepts solicitor instructions to assist in decision making by the criminal law courts. Our associate forensic and clinical psychologists are trained and skilled in the assessment of individuals involved in court proceedings and can advise on matters relating to both risk and need. We understand the importance of good communication, along with timely report completion, and can assure our clients of a high-quality service throughout our involvement in a case, to include the confident provision of expert testimony in court. We are fully compliant with GDPR and adhere to a comprehensive policy document.

The list below provides examples of the types of cases that we can help with:

  • Fitness to plead / Fitness to stand trial
  • Assessment of cognitive functioning and mental capacity
  • Assessment of suggestibility and vulnerability
  • Assessment of risk for violence, sexual violence and intimate partner violence / coercive control
  • Assessment of personality disorder / psychopathy
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Assessment of autism / asperger's syndrome
  • Assessment of substance misuse / link to risk
  • Assessment for risk of extremism