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Mental health and criminal justice – Wellington conference starts tomorrow

Press Release – The Royal ANZ College of Psychiatrists
Mental health within the criminal justice system will be the focus of the joint conference,‘Crime and Punishment: The Rising Punitiveness’, of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry and The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law to be held in Wellington from tomorrow till Saturday.

Keynote speakers and experts in forensic mental health:
Professor Warren Brookbanks, Professor of Law at Auckland University Law School and widely published expert on the topic of mental health and the law. New Zealand’s three strikes legislation: Sound policy or penal excess, Fri 18 Nov 10am.

Professor Nigel Eastman, Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry at St George’s University of London, an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the National Health Services and extensive researcher on the relationship between psychiatry and the law. Law and psychiatry, from cooperation to contamination, Thurs 17 Nov 9.45am.

Professor Paul Mullen, Professor Emeritus of Forensic Psychiatry at Monash University and eminent forensic psychiatrist. Off with their heads…said the Queen, Sat 19 Nov 10am.

Professor James Ogloff, Foundation Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology at Monash University, Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Director of Psychological Services at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health. While it may not be criminalisation, it is criminal: The plight of people with mental illnesses in the criminal justice system, Fri 18 Nov 1.30pm.

Professor John Pratt, Professor of Criminology and James Cook Research Fellow in Social Science at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University, Wellington. Contrasts in punishment: An examination of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism, Sat 19 Nov 3.30pm.

Dr Jennifer Skeem, Professor of Psychology and Social Behaviour and member of the Centers for Psychology and Law and Evidence-based Corrections at the University of California. Reconceptualizing psychopathy to promote effective intervention, Fri 18 Nov 9am.

Mr Kim Workman, retired public servant whose career spanned roles in the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Maori Affairs and Ministry of Health. Politics and punitiveness – Limiting the rush to punish, Sat 19 Nov 9am.

Conference website: http://www.ranzcp.org/images/stories/events-logos/registratin-nzappl-ranzcp-wellington-2011.pdf

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