Research carried out Dr. Alan Cusack, School of Law, and Professor Shane Kilcommins, School of Law, in collaboration with Professor Gautam Gulati, School of Medicine, and Professor Colum Dunne, School of Medicine, has recently been published in a series of articles in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry:
· Gautam Gulati, Alan Cusack, Shane Kilcommins and Colum Dunne (2020) ‘Intellectual Disabilities in Irish Prisons: Could Article 13 of the UNCRPD Hold the Key?’ International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 68, 101540.
· Gautam Gulati, Alan Cusack, Brendan Kelly, Shane Kilcommins and Colum Dunne (2020) ‘Experiences of People with Intellectual Disabilities Encountering Law Enforcement Official as the Suspects of Crime – Anarrative Systematic Review’ International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 71, 101609.
Gautam Gulati, Brendan Kelly, Alan Cusack, Shane Kilcommins and Colum Dunne (2020) ‘The Experience of Law Enforcement Oficers Interfacting with Suspects who have an Intellectual Disability’ International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 72, 101614.
These articles represent the early outputs from an on-going major national research project on the interface of policing and intellectual disability which is being carried out in collaboration with An Garda Síochána. The project is being led by Professor Gautam Gulati and Dr. Alan Cusack in collaboration with national and international experts based at the University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway and University College Cork
A full copy of the report can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/0964e-review-of-protections-for-vulnerable-witnesses-in-the-investigation-and-prosecution-of-sexual-offences-omalley/