Judicial Perceptions of Media Portrayals of Offenders with High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders

@inproceedings{Berryessa2014JudicialPO,
  title={Judicial Perceptions of Media Portrayals of Offenders with High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Colleen M. Berryessa},
  booktitle={International journal of criminology and sociology},
  year={2014}
}
In recent years, sensational media reporting focusing on crimes committed by those diagnosed with or thought to have High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders (hfASDs) has caused societal speculation that there is a link between the disorder and violent criminality. No research exists on how and if the judiciary understands and is affected by this coverage. Therefore this study aims to examine how judges perceive and are influenced by media attention surrounding hfASDs and criminality. Semi… CONTINUE READING