A Day, J Vess, M Powell, J Graffam (2011); Sex offender legislation for sex offender registries in Australia: Implications for management; 13th International Corrections and Prisons Association Conference
A Day, S Casey (2011); Assessing Outcomes in Youth Justice; 7th Reintegration Puzzle Conference
A Day, S Casey, J Vess (2011); Assessing the social climate of Australian prisons; APS Forensic Psychology National Conference
Led by Professor Andy Day, this group covers all three aspects of forensic psychology; clinical forensic psychology; interviewing and evidence; and the reintegration of offenders within the community. The unit works closely with practicing clinicians and criminal justice professionals and provides expert advice to government and non-government organisations. A further goal is the development of both skills and knowledge that can inform and enhance the delivery of professional psychological services.
A Model of Sex Offender Registration, Monitoring, and Risk Management; This program of research will draw on the perspectives of those who are involved in the management of offenders in the community and empirical data on the characteristics of those who re-offend to develop a theoretical basis from which to inform good practice in offender management and supervision practices - Andy Day
Understanding and managing the occupational health impacts on investigators of internet child exploitation - Martine Powell
Understanding the relationship between child maltreatment and language competence - Martine Powell
The 1-in-4 Poll: Inclusion of people with a disability and carers in social and political deliberative processes - Joe Graffam
The Effective Treatment of Drug Using Offenders: The impact of treatment modality, coercion and treatment readiness - Sharon Casey
Professor Joe Graffam has said that the biggest challenge facing the rehabilitation of prisoners into the community was establishing a single, integrated method of support services. Professor Graffam would like to see exiting prisoners receive co-ordinated services to help them with often complex conditions, including alcohol and drug addiction and mental illness. For further information see
Professor Martine Powell in collaboration with Assoc Prof Pamela Snow (Monash University) has shown that nearly half of young offenders have poor language competency which might put them at a disadvantage when dealing with the youth justice system. For further info see AIC site
To improve the quality of evidence obtained from investigators looking into alleged child abuse, Professor Martine Powell and several PhD students recently held a focus group with Australia's leading Crown Prosecutors to get their perspectives. The findings of the focus group will be used to create a new improved investigative interviewing protocol for authorised interviewers (social workers and police) throughout Australia.