Can we tell who is dangerous, can we really assess risk and can we manage their reintegration into communities? Are those with mental illness properly identified and then managed appropriately?
- Chair’s Introduction: The Rt Hon Lord Gill, Lord Justice Clerk, QC, PhD, FRSE, FRSAMD
- Professor Jill Peay, Mannheim Centre for the Study of Criminology and Criminal Justice, London School of Economics: "Mental Disorder and Crime: Some Unresolved Questions".
- Dr Rajan Darjee, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for MAPPA/Sexual Offending NHS Scotland Forensic Network, and Dr Katharine Russelll, Consultant Clinical Psychologist; both of NHS Lothian Sex Offender Liaison Service, The Orchard Clinic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital: "Managing challenging and sexual offenders in the community – what we should do and what we shouldn’t".
Panel Chair: Tom Halpin, Chief Executive SACRO, Janice Lockhart, Head of Homeless, West Dunbartonshire Council, Yvonne Fenech, Housing Liaison Officer, (SOLO), Renfrewshire Council, Dot Fraser, Social Work Manager, HMP Edinburgh. Professor Hazel Kemshall, Research Professor, Community and Criminal Justice,De Montfort University: "Reducing Risk – Integration or Aversion? Risk assessment, management and the use of IPP in England & Wales".
First session:Professor David Cooke, Glasgow Centre for the Study of Violence, Glasgow Caledonian University:"Violence Risk Assessment and the Illusion of Certainty" and Professor Hemshall. Yvonne Gailey, Chief Executive, Risk Management Authority: "Scotland’s Approach to Serious Violent and Sexual Offenders: Early Lessons".
Second session:Yvonne Gailey. Interactive Workshop:"Mental Health/Low Level Offending and Reintegration" led by Dr Andrew Fraser, Director of Health & Care, Scottish Prison Service and Stuart Storrie,Strategic Innovation and Change Manager, NHS Tayside.
Third session:Workshop: Monica Wilson, Professional Advisor, Effective Practice Unit, Scottish Government: "Challenges of trying to get a whole system approach for re–integration –working with domestic abuse offenders and their families. The Caledonian System". Donald Findlater, Director Research and Development, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, on a unique pilot programme for internet offenders run by Stop it Now!: "Getting the offender to pay".
Fourth session:Monica Wilson, Donald Findlater.