Symposium: Mental health, extremism and lone-actor grievance-fuelled violence

April 8-9, 2017 Rydges Southbank Hotel 9 Glenelg Street South Brisbane As radicalisation and recruitment of Australians appears to be increasing and violent extremists are reaching out to mentally vulnerable individuals, there is a clear role for mental health services in the evaluation and management of susceptible individuals. In the context of the changing milieu… Read more »

Indecent Images

Earlier this year, Professor Mark Kebbell gave a talk for the Queensland Branch of ANZAPPL, co-hosted by the Griffith Criminology Institute, on the risk posed by people who access indecent images. You can view a recording of the talk at the following link: YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuZhAKedG_4

Expert testimony

Blake McKimmie recently gave a talk about how jurors make sense of expert testimony. YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVy1pwfLe64

Predicting Risk

Dr Jon Mason spoke with Associate Barbara Masser about predicting the risk of re-offending. This interview is part of the University of Queensland course PSYC2361: The Psychology of Criminal Justice. Link: https://youtu.be/RGETgnvvIp0

Trial Preparation

I recently had the chance to spend a day with Jeffery Frederick, PhD, a trial consultant from the USA. We recorded a short conversation about selecting jurors and trial preparation for my class: Link: https://youtu.be/BBAMU9yX7Tw Blake

Improving the quality of evidence from adult complainants of sexual assault

In this presentation to the Queensland branch of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL), Dr Nina Westera covers how evidence-based practice in the interviewing of adult complainants of sexual assault can be used to improve the investigation and prosecution in these types of cases. Dr Westera, a former detective… Read more »