We have considerable national and international experience in preparing medico-legal reports and testifying in court, both criminal and civil. We specialize in the reliability of testimony of witnesses and suspects, fitness to plead and stand trial, and criminal responsibility.
We have served as an expert witness in a number of high profile legal cases, accepting instructions from defence solicitors, the Crown Prosecution Service, Customs Prosecution Service, the Police, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Home Office National Offender Management Service and directly by the Court. Our evidence has been influential in a number of cases in the Court of Appeal.
We have written and co-edited a number of books relevant to medico legal practice as follows:
Young, S., Kopelman, M. & Gudjonsson, G. (Eds). (2009). Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Legal Processes. Oxford University Press.
Eysenck, H. and Gudjonsson, G. H. (1989). The Causes and Cures of Criminality. New York and London: Plenum Press.
Gudjonsson, G. H. (1992). The Psychology of Interrogations, Confessions, and Testimony. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Gudjonsson, G. H. (1997). The Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scales Manual. Hove: Psychology Press.
Gudjonsson, G .H. and Haward, L. R. C. (1998). Forensic Psychology: A Guide to Practice. London: Routledge.
Gudjonsson GH (2003). The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions. A Handbook. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Heaton-Armstrong, A., Shepherd, E., Gudjonsson, G., and Wolchover, D. (2006, eds) Witness Testimony. Psychological, Investigative and Evidential Perspectives. Oxford. Oxford University press.
Gudjonsson, G. H., Clare, I., Rutter, S. and Pearse, J. (1993). Persons at risk during interviews in police custody: The identification of vulnerabilities. Royal Commission on Criminal Justice. London: H.M.S.O.
Clare, I. and Gudjonsson, G. H. (1992). Devising and piloting a new "Notice to Detained Persons". Royal Commission on Criminal Justice. London: H.M.S.O.