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29 October, 2013
'The Galleries', Scientia Building, High Street Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia

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Join us:

11th Annual Forensic Psychology Research Conference at the University of New South Wales

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 9:00 AM – Wednesday, 30 October 2013 at 1:00 PM
Organised by the Master of Forensic Psychology program at the University of New South Wales.
Registration is FREE. Places are limited to 200.

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The PROVISIONAL two day program is as follows:

OPENING 10:00 Oct 29th

KEYNOTE 10:10-11:15
Reintegration and parole planning: relationship to actual parole experiences.

Presenter: Dr Devon Polaschek (University of Victoria, Wellington)

11:15-11:35  BREAK 

The Offender-Staff Relationship: Factors Related to the Wellbeing in Staff who Support Intellectually Disabled Offenders

Presenter: Miguel Hollero (Masters Student)
Supervisor: A/Prof Richard Kemp & Matt Frize

11:55 – 12:20 
An analysis of offence paralleling behaviour in a custody-based sex offender treatment program: Can this behaviour be used to predict risk of reoffending?

Presenter: Tamara Sweller (PhD Student)
Supervisor: A/Prof Michael Daffern & A/Prof Richard Kemp

12:20-1:10  – LUNCH BREAK 

Self story and desistance from crime

Presenter: Kevin O’Sullivan (PhD Student)
Supervisors: A/Prof Richard Kemp

Testing Stafford and Warr’s reconceptualization of deterrence with corrections for selection bias.
Presenter: Megan Macadam (Masters Student)
Supervisors: Don Weatherburn & A/Prof Richard Kemp

1:55 – 2:15 
Prototypes, essentialism, and sexual offender policy attitudes
Presenter: Laura Howarth (Masters Student)
Supervisors: Prof Marilynn Brewer

2:15-2:35 – BREAK 

2:35-3:35 KEYNOTE
‘Reaction Time’ to ‘Risk Assessment’: Applying theory on the development of psychopathy to forensic practice.
Presenter: Dr Eva Kimonis (UNSW School of Psychology) 

3:35 -3:55
Investigating the psychosocial impact of mums, dads and family dynamics on child psychopathic traits. Are child psychopathic traits mediated by parent’ attributions about their children?
Presenter: Sarah Brann (Masters Student)
Supervisor: Prof Mark Dadds

Intergenerational Continuity of Maternal and Paternal Psychopathic Traits

Presenter: Silma Sulaiman (Masters Student)
Supervisor: Prof Mark Dadds


DAY 2 Oct 30th

9:30-10:40 – KEYNOTE
Legal issues identified in psychologists reports regarding refugee claims
Presenters: Prof Jill Hunter & Mehera San Roque (UNSW Faculty of Law)

10:40-11:00 – BREAK 

The Limiting Term Forensic Patients Found Unfit for trial: Who are they and what happens to them?

Presenter: Tim Wu
Supervisor: A/Prof Kimberlie Dean & A/Prof Richard Kemp

Legal mandates and perceived coercion in residential alcohol and other drug treatment.

Presenter: Poppy Rourke (Masters Student)
Supervisor: Dr. John Howard & Dr. Kristy Martire

11:40 – 12:00 
White matter integrity and response inhibition in binge drinking adolescents

Presenter: Lucie Swaffield (Masters Student)
Supervisor: Prof Maree Teesson, Prof Caroline Rae, Dr. Kristy Martire & Lucette Cysique


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are many public transport options available to get you to the University of New South Wales (please see http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au/getting-uni). Unfortunately, parking can be very difficult during semester so please plan accordingly.

What catering will be provided?
Please note that the conference will not be catered this year. There are many locations on campus providing great food and beverages http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au/food-retail/food-and-retail-campus