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Rethinking criminal responsibility: emerging perspectives in mental health

Sat, 7 Aug 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist - Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry (Victoria) and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (Victoria) (ANZAPPL) are pleased to present a one day conference on Rethinking criminal responsibility: emerging perspectives in mental health. 

Event information

The Victorian Subcommittee of the RANZCP Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry along with the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (Victoria) invite you to a one-day conference:

Rethinking Criminal Responsibility: emerging perspectives in mental health.

A full-day live and online event featuring a range of local, national and international experts in the law and mental health.

Date

Saturday 7th August 2021

Time

8.30am Registration opens
9am–4.30pm Conference sessions (Online or in person)
4.30–6.30pm networking function with canapés and drinks (in person)

Location

Online: Zoom webinar
In Person: Brighton Beach Hotel, 4 The Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186

Price

Online: $50
In Person: $75 (RANZCP Trainees, ANZAPPL Members); $150 (others)

Program

  • 'A view from the Bench' - The Hon. Justice Chris Maxwell AC
  • 'Should judges refuse to mitigate a sentence where the offender stopped their psychiatric treatment?' - Jamie Walvisch
  • 'Old enough to offend but not buy a hamster ? : age and criminal responsibility' - Yolisha Singh
  • 'Making addicts: Critical reflections from lawyers and judges on cases involving alcohol and other drugs' - Kate Seear
  • 'Remorse Won't Go Away (from Criminal Justice): Problems and Solutions in Dealing with Remorse' - Michael Proeve
  • 'Should we stop worrying about denial ?' - Nick Blagden

Also featuring Panel Discussions and Debate on: 'This house believes that we should abolish the defence of mental impairment'.

The conference includes morning tea and lunch and will conclude with social networking function with canapés and drinks from 4.30–6.30pm.

Registration for this event is essential. Please click here to register.

Registration for the conference is via the RANZCP website and requires you to set up, or already have, an account. Anyone can set up an account for free. You don’t have to be affiliated to the RANZCP or a fellow to set up an account. You just need an email address. It’s just so the system can log your details. ANZAPPL members - please note that your ANZAPPL login won’t work for this as registration is through the RANZCP rather than ANZAPPL website. 

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