Dr Joanne Richards
My PhD explored how the criminal justice system responds to the needs of people with autism spectrum disorder. Prior to working at Portsmouth I have worked in psychiatric facilities, and special education, predominantly working with those with ASD / communication problems and challneging behaviour.
In the voluntary sector I have worked as an approrpiate adult and witness support.
The role of the appropriate adult
Understanding the police caution
I have taught on several modules including;
Understanding criminology, Questioning criminology, Crimes of the powerful, Criminal Justice, Psychology for criminologists, Pyshcology and justice, Researching Criminology, Skills for criminologists.
I have also been involved in a variety of distance learning courses under graduate and postgraduate.