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Suicide Prevention in the Criminal Justice System: Where do we go from here...
Thu. 8 December 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
Building on the 25-year tradition of the RG Myers lecture, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (Victoria) Committee is proud to invite all to the second annual ANZAPPL Victoria Public Lecture.
Professor Jenny Shaw is a Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Manchester, and a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust. She is the Deputy Director of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by people with mental health problems. The inquiry, established 20 years ago, is a national database that provides recommendations to NHS trusts about patient safety. Professor Shaw is also the Director of the National Offender Health Research Network, with a research interest in prison mental health services. She trained in general medicine and forensic psychiatry in England and spent a year in Australia working at the James Nash House in Adelaide and the Pentridge Prison in Melbourne. She has worked in various prison settings, a criminal justice liaison service, and in a medium secure forensic mental health service.
Professor Shaw will be speaking on: Suicide Prevention in the Criminal Justice System: Where do we go from here?
Internationally, suicide rates in the criminal justice system are significantly higher than in the general population. People in contact with the criminal justice system have higher rates of all types of mental disorder and are socially disadvantaged. Contact with the criminal justice system potentially provides an opportunity for suicide prevention. This lecture will describe the work of the National Confidential Inquiry into suicide and homicide in people with mental illness and will describe "what works" in the general population. Professor Shaw will then describe how these strategies can be adapted for the criminal justice system.
This public lecture is free for all to attend. Please register to reserve your spot and catering.
5.30pm: Networking drinks and canapes
Annual General Meeting for all members - your attendance would be greatly appreciated!
6.30pm: Welcome and introduction of Professor Jenny Shaw
Owen Mahoney, President, ANZAPPL (Vic)
6.35pm: Suicide Prevention in the Criminal Justice System: Where do we go from here?
Professor Jenny Shaw
1990: Dr. Robert G Myers, Forensic Psychiatrist, Melbourne
1991: Professor John Monahan, Professor of Law and of Psychology, University of Virginia
1992: Dr. Steve Hucker, University of Toronto and Clarke Institute of Psychiatry
1993: Professor Paul Mullen, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University
1994: Professor Neil Jacobson, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle
1995: Professor Marcia Neave, Faculty of Law, Monash University
1996: Professor Theodore Blau, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Tampa
1997: Professor Nathaniel McConaghy, School of Psychiatry, University of NSW
1998: Dr. Sandra Hacker, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne; Australian Medical Association
1999: Professor Thomas Grisso, University of Massachusetts
2000: The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, High Court of Australia
2001: Professor James Ogloff, Monash University, and Forensicare
2002: Professor Jennifer Raden, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts
2003: Professor Kevin Howells, School of Psychology, University of South Australia
2004: Professor Robert Hare, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
2005: Professor Ian Freckelton, Barrister, Melbourne
2006: Professor Bruce Winick, University of Miami
2007: Professor William Lindsay, University of Alberta
2008: Professor Terry Carney, University of Sydney
2009: Professor Gill Hague, Violence Against Women Research Group, University of Bristol
2010: Professor Arie Freiberg, Faculty of Law, Monash University
2011: Professor Louise Newman, Centre for Developmental Psychiatry & Psychology, Monash University
2012: Associate Professor Devon Polaschek, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
2013: Professor Bernadette McSherry, University of Melbourne
2014: Professor Paul Mullen, Centre of Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology
2015: Professor Michael Daffern, Centre of Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology
Date and Time
Sir Ian Potter Auditorium
Kenneth Myer Building
30 Royal Parade (corner Genetics Lane)
Parkville, Victoria 3052