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Interview with Rebecca Ledingham and Dr Juli Crocombe: cybercrime and autism

Dr Juli Crocombe is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She has worked extensively with autistic people who present with complex mental health needs and/or offending behaviour. Rebecca Ledingham is the Vice President for Cyber Threats and Intelligence for Mastercard Inc.

Juli and Rebecca kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when they attended the NAS Professional Conference in Harrogate in March this year. We asked Juli and Rebecca a series of questions; you can view the full interview or clips of the individual question clips below. 

Full interview:

Individual question clips: 

Can you tell us a little about your background and interest in autism?

Have new issues arisen for people with autism due to the internet? If so, what are they?

What makes people with autism vulnerable to committing/ being victims of cybercrime?

What preventative measures can we take to help people with autism on the internet?

What has the past taught us in terms of the criminal justice system, autism and cybercrime?

Author: Dr Juli Crocombe and Rebecca Ledingham

Date added: 12 June 2015 

Reviewed: 19 June 2018