Psychology colloquium: Treatment outcomes for violent offenders

Event status:

Professor Michael Daffern A Department of Psychology and Counselling colloquium presented by Professor Michael Daffern, Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS), Swinburne University of Technology

Date:
Thursday 20 September 2018 04:00 pm until Thursday 20 September 2018 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Maarten van den Buuse
m.vandenbuuse@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Professor Michael Daffern
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training
Cost:
Free

Violence is amongst the most pervasive and harmful of antisocial behaviours. It affects millions of people worldwide and causes substantial and long-lasting personal and social burdens. Violence also has significant health care, legal and justice system costs. A large and diverse array of research is conducted under the broad terms of aggression and violence and there is a wide array of legal, clinical and social interventions whose stated objective is to prevent violence. Novel methods for preventing violence and managing violent offenders are regularly unveiled. Despite bold promise, many of the strategies lack evidence and are inconsistent with established offender rehabilitation principles. This talk will review extant knowledge concerning the treatment of violent offenders. Opportunities for enhancing outcomes will be discussed.

Speaker information

Michael Daffern is a clinical and forensic psychologist who has worked in prisons and in general and forensic mental health services since 1992. Currently, he is Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology with the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology where he is convener of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic). Professor Daffern’s research interests focus on aggression and violent behaviour, and the assessment and treatment of offenders. He is a Past-President of the Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists and in 2013 he was awarded the Distinguished Contribution in Forensic Psychology award from the Australian Psychological Society.

Lecture details

Thursday September 20, Time: 4 - 5 pm
Hoogenraad Theatre, LIMS1-101, Bundoora campus;
Wodonga AW1 113 Library Meeting Room; Bendigo AS2-224B.

Contacts

For more information please contact seminar convener Prof Maarten van den Buuse.

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