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August 2015

Improving the quality of evidence from adult complainants of sexual assault

August 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mental Health Review Tribunal offices, Level 16, 53 Albert Street
Brisbane, QLD Australia
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Join us for an evening talk by Dr Nina Westera from Griffith University. Members and non-members both welcome. The presentation will examine 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 with the New Zealand police force, is a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice. She specialises in the application of psychology to law and her interests include…

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October 2015

Brisbane Psychology and Law Symposium

October 1, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
School of Psychology (Building 24a, room 203/204), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Brisabne, QLD Australia
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You are invited to attend the first annual Brisbane Psychology and Law Symposium (BPLS) The goal of this symposium is to enable researchers from around Australia working broadly in the area of psychology and law to discuss their current research and identify new avenues for research. The day will involve a series of invited individual presentations and panel discussion about current topics in psychology and law. Topics may include: Offending behaviour and rehabilitation Interviewing witnesses and suspects Conducting suspect identification…

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August 2016

People who access indecent images of children: What risk do they pose?

August 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Griffith University, Southbank, 140 Grey Street, Southbank
Brisbane, QLD Australia
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Join us for an evening talk by Professor Mark Kebbell.  Technology means that many people are accessing indecent images of children. This poses a challenge for the legal system in deciding what should be done with these people. Mark will discuss some of the critical issues concerning what risk these people pose and how risks should be managed. Mark is an academic at Griffith University. He does research on investigative psychology, with a focus on the investigation and prosecution of…

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October 2016

Child Witnesses

October 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School of Psychology (Building 24a, room 203/204), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Brisabne, QLD Australia
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Join us for an evening talk by Dr Rachel Zajac. Members and non-members both welcome. Disorder in the courtroom: Child witnesses under cross-examination Cross-examination of child witnesses is often described as a “how not to” of child interviewing because it typically involves linguistically complex, leading, and confrontational questions. This presentation examines the effect of the cross-examination process on children’s testimony and considers some empirically based options for a way forward. Dr Rachel Zajac is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department…

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April 2017

Symposium: Mental Health, Extremism and Lone-Actor Grievance-Fuelled Violence

April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Rydges South Bank Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland Brisbane, + Google Map

The symposium Mental Health, Extremism and Lone-Actor Grievance-Fuelled Violence brings together expert speakers from policing, forensic mental health and legal backgrounds.

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July 2017

Workshop: Fitness for Trial in the Magistrates Court

July 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Legal Aid Queensland (Auditorium One), 44 Herschel St
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
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The Mental Health Act 2016 (Queensland) commenced in March 2017. It allows Magistrates to resolve a significant proportion of matters previously referred to the Mental Health Court. The Act thus places greater responsibility on lawyers appearing before Magistrates. In this workshop you will be able to observe and, if you choose, to participate in: 1. A Panel discussion about Magistrates’ powers to determine fitness for trial; 2. A Panel discussion about Court Liaison Officers and their reports; 3. A Panel discussion about the clinical…

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August 2017

Ice use in Queensland – responding to the challenges

August 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RANZCP Qld Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry & ANZAPPL Qld Branch Dinner Meeting Ice use in Queensland - responding to the challenges. ‘Ice’ (crystal methamphetamine) has been one of a number of alarming psychoactive drugs that has appeared in Australia. Violence and psychosis appears to be a common problem when people intoxicated with ice present to healthcare settings including hospital Emergency Departments. But the emergence of disturbing new drugs represent another indication that Australia’s policy of relying heavily on drug law enforcement…

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October 2018

Complexities in the management of sex offenders in the community workshop

October 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Function Centre, The Ship Inn, Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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*Trigger Warning* This event contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. Support is available on campus or through 1800RESPECT. Griffith Criminology Institute Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law Complexities in the management of sex offenders in the community workshop Date: Monday 29 October 2018 Time: lunch served at noon, 1.00 pm formal program commences Venue: Ship Inn Function Centre Registration includes a buffet lunch and afternoon tea: Students: $10 ANZAPPL…

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May 2019

Seminar: Previously unreported traumatic memories

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pacific Hotel, 345 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill, Queensland Australia
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College of Forensic Psychologists (Queensland Branch) Australian Psychological Society ANZAPPL (Queensland Branch) Previously unreported traumatic memories Date: Saturday 25 May 2019 Time: lunch served at noon, 1.10pm formal program commences Venue: Pacific Hotel, 345 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane Current research into the complex processes of encoding, storage and retrieval of memories has shown that memory errors can be easily induced in normal populations and a person’s confidence in inaccurate memories can be artificially enhanced.The epistemology and utility of the…

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Dinner: A mentally ill judge

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pacific Hotel, 345 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill, Queensland Australia
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College of Forensic Psychologists (Queensland Branch) Australian Psychological Society ANZAPPL (Queensland Branch) A mentally ill judge Professor Ian Freckelton Queens Counsel, Melbourne Date: Saturday 25 May Time: 6.00pm for pre-dinner drinks, 6.30pm for dinner. Venue: Pacific Hotel, 345 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill View PowerPoint View Paper Daniel Paul Schreber was the son of a pre-eminent nineteenth century German medical authority on child-rearing. Before his collapse, he served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Saxony.…

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