21. Dyslexia in the Dock

  1. Diana Bartlett,
  2. Sylvia Moody and
  3. Katherine Kindersley

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669341.ch21

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bartlett, D., Moody, S. and Kindersley, K. (2010) Dyslexia in the Dock, in Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669341.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683750

Online ISBN: 9780470669341



  • dyslexia in the dock;
  • difficulties, experienced by dyslexic people - dealing with police and justice system;
  • dyslexic person, communication difficulties - who may never have been in a courtroom before;
  • dyslexic difficulties, is in itself - likely to make a court appearance stressful;
  • dyspraxia, problems with movement - and spatial skills, sensitivity to noise and light;
  • specific maths difficulty (dyscalculia) - problems in recalling, writing and copying numbers or dates;
  • people with specific learning difficulties - experiencing problems, just in police interviews and courtroom;
  • no idea what ‘being co-operative’ - meant in second hearing;
  • the legal professionals - ‘taking account of dyslexic difficulties’;
  • set of guidelines, drawn up - included in Judges' Equal Treatment Bench Book


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • The Crime

  • Police Interview

  • Solicitor's Interview

  • The Trial

  • Second Court Appearance

  • Jameson Guidelines for Accommodations to be Made by Police Interviewers or Legal Professionals

  • Further Reading