Every society will deem some groups of people to be dangerous, and take steps for their preventive detention or supervision in the community. The challenge for governments is how best to manage, supervise and treat people who are considered dangerous to reduce risk. Media debate on policy options can shed more heat than light.
This Conference which will be co-hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (Queensland) will bring together the world’s leading experts on preventive detention to develop new responses to this challenge:
Baroness Vivien Stern CBE
Baroness Vivien Stern CBE, a member of the United Kingdom House of Lords, was Secretary General of Penal Reform International from 1989 until 2006. In 1997 she was appointed a Senior Research Fellow of London University, based at the International Centre for Prison Studies at the University of Essex. She was awarded a CBE in 1992 and was raised to the peerage as Baroness Stern of Vauxhall in the London Borough of Lambeth in 1999. Stern has written several books, including Creating Criminals: prisons and people in a market society; Bricks of Shame: Britain's prisons; Failures in Penal Policy; Imprisoned by Our Prisons: a programme for reform (Fabian Series); The Prisons We Deserve and A Sin Against the Future: imprisonment in the world.
Professor Andrew Coyle CMG
Professor Andrew Coyle CMG is Emeritus Professor of Prison Studies in London University and Visiting Professor in the University of Essex. He is Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies and a prisons adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Latin American Institute, the Council of Europe, including its Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and several national governments. Between 2003 and 2010 he was a member of the UK Foreign Secretary's Expert Committee against Torture. He was a founding member of the Task Force of WHO Europe on Health in Prison.
Professor Chris Slobogin
Professor Chris Slobogin of Vanderbilt University (USA) has authored more than 100 articles, books and chapters on topics relating to criminal procedure, mental health law and evidence. Named director of Vanderbilt Law School’s Criminal Justice Program in 2009, Professor Slobogin is one of the 10 most cited criminal law and procedure law professors in the nation, according to the Leiter Report. Professor Slobogin has been cited in more than 2,000 law review articles or treatises and more than 100 judicial opinions, including at the Supreme Court level. Professor Slobogin holds a secondary appointment as a professor in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry.
Professor John Petrila
Professor John Petrila is a professor in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy and in the University of Southern Florida College of Public Health. He is also the Director of the FMHI Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center. He was General Counsel to the New York State Office of Mental Health and the first Director of Forensic Services in the Missouri Department of Mental Hygiene. Along with Chris Slobogin, he is co-author of Psychological Evaluations for the Courts: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers (3rd edition, 2007, Guilford Press), which is considered the leading text on forensic evaluations in the United States and Canada). He is also co-editor of Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective (Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2010). He has published frequently on mental health law and policy issues. He is a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mandated Community Care, Past-President of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, and co-editor of Behavioral Sciences and the Law. He received the University of South Florida President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in 2003 and a Fulbright Scholar’s Award in 2010.
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Conference Fees are as follows:
Full Conference Registration Fee: $500.00
Conference Only Fee: $420.00
(Discounted rates for ANZAPPL Members)
See the conference registration form for details and discounted rates.
ACCREDITED 1 CPD point per hour of attendance at educational sessions in the non-allocated strand.
27 July 2012
- 28 July 2012
Friday: 5.00 pm commencing with the Michael Jones Lecture, to be delivered by Professor John Petrila, followed by the Conference Dinner. Baroness Stern, Professor Coyle and Professor Slobogin will speak on Saturday. The Saturday sessions start at 9.00 am and go until 4.00 pm.
Faculty of Law
Tel: (07) 5595 1042