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End of Year Celebration & Annual Lecture: Understanding and Reducing Youth Offending

Event number: 19168
1 CPD hours
Social Event
Presenter(s): Professor James R. P. Ogloff, AM, FAPS

APS Forensic College Annual End of Year Celebration & Lecture

Join us for drinks, canapes and refreshments with colleagues. This year our special guest lecture will be on Understanding and Reducing Youth Offending, given by Professor Jim Ogloff.

Offending committed by young people appears to be changing in countries across the world. At the same time, many jurisdictions are experiencing reductions in youth justice clients who are sentenced. An overarching concern is that rates of mental illness, intellectual disability, abuse and trauma remain very high in youth justice populations. This presentation will highlight child and adolescent development as it pertains to young offending. Information pertaining to the megatrends that face young people will be noted, highlighting the effect on young offenders. The focus of the address will be on providing a framework for gaining a better understanding of the factors that precipitate offending by young people, paying attention to the various offending trajectories that have been highlighted. Drawing on this information, principles for effective approaches to working effectively with young offenders will be emphasised. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding of the factors that precipitate offending by young people, paying attention to the various offending trajectories;
  2. Effective approaches to working with young offenders


About the presenter(s)

James R. P. Ogloff, AM FAPS is trained as a lawyer and psychologist. He is the Foundation Professor of Forensic Behavioural Science and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology. He is also Executive Director of Psychological Services and Research at Forensicare.

Professor Ogloff was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2015 for significant service to education and to the law as a forensic psychologist, as an academic, researcher and practitioner. He has recently undertaken a review of the youth justice system in Victoria with Penny Armytage. He is the Past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law and a former Chair of the College of Forensic Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Psychological Association and a Past-President of the American Psychology-Law Society. He has served as Editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, as Associate Editor of Law and Human Behavior, and he is an International Editor of Behavioral Sciences and the Law. His work has been recognised with a number of professional awards. He has supervised almost 20 PhD and DPsych students, many of whom now hold professional leadership positions or senior academic positions.

Online registration


Hightail Bar
727 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008
Start date: 29/11/2017
End date: 29/11/2017
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Registration closes midday, 22 Nov 2017 - please contact the event organiser after this time

CFP member $45
CFP student member $30
APS member: $60
APS student member: $45
Non APS member: $75


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