AATAP

Australasian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

 


2015 APATAP CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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SUNDAY - 1 NOVEMBER
REGISTRATION & WELCOME
16:00 – 17:30
Conference Registration
18:00  –  20:00
Welcome drinks from the APATAP Executive Committee
MONDAY - 2 NOVEMBER
EXPERT SEMINAR
09:30 – 17:00
Overview of best-practice in investigative interviewing  (Professor Martine Powell)
The act of eliciting reliable and detailed information is a unique and complex process in which both the interviewer and interviewee play integral roles. The quality of any interview is determined by a wide range of interrelated factors which are broadly conceptualised as (a) factors relating to the interviewee (i.e., the physical, mental and emotional state of the interviewee at the time of the event and the interview), (b) factors relating to the interview per se (e.g., the interview setting and the purpose of the interview), and (c) factors relating to the interviewer (e.g., questioning techniques, social status, degree of bias). Irrespective of the interview context and the capabilities of the interviewee, the onus always rests on the interviewer to maximize both the quantity and the quality of information that the individual interviewee can potentially provide. Although there is great variation in the individual abilities of interviewees and the styles of investigative interviewers, research over the past few decades has clearly defined the elements of all interviews that maximise interviewee performance. This workshop provides a brief summary of the central areas of agreement among researchers and an overview of recent research directions within the field of investigative interviewing. Practical recommendations and exemplars of best practice are also offered.
 17:30 - 19.30
  ITAP Meeting (for committee members of ATAP, AETAP, CATAP, and APATAP)
TUESDAY - 3 NOVEMBER
CONFERENCE DAY 1
09:00 – 09:15
Opening Address by APATAP President
09:15 – 10:30
Keynote Speaker 
David James: Loners, Lone Actors and Lone ‘Terrorists’: The Role of Mental Disorder
10:30 – 11:00
Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:00
Lorraine Sheridan: Cross-Cultural Research on Intrusion and Harassment
12:00 – 13:00
Oliver Chan: Living in the State of Terror as Victims of Stalking: A Descriptive Study of Young Adults in Hong Kong
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:00
Stuart Bateson, Troy McEwan, and Melisa Wood: Integrating Police and Forensic Psychology Expertise to Improve Responses to Family Violence
15:00 – 15:45
Annabel Chan and Lisa Warren: An Experiential Examination of Problem Behaviour Immunity
15:45 – 16:15
Afternoon Tea
16:15   17:00
 Address by Thai Government Official
19:00 – 22:00
APATAP Conference Dinner
WED - 4 NOVEMBER
CONFERENCE DAY 2
09:00 – 09:15
Opening Address by APATAP Vice President
09:15 – 10:30
Keynote Speaker
Max Boon:  Reconciliation as a Tool to Increase Security
10:30 – 11:00
Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:00
Laura Guy and Stephen Hart: Is There Scientific Support for Threat Assessment and Management? An Analysis Using “Empirically Validated” and “Evidence-Based” Approaches
12:00 – 13:00
Michael Alday and Lisa Warren: A Review of Threat Management Practices
13:00 – 13:45
Lunch
13:45 – 14:30
Berndt Rif: Predictive (Security) Profiling: A Necessary Tool to Prevent a Crime or Terrorist Attack from Happening
14:30  – 15.15
 Ambassador's Address: Paul Robilliard
15:15 – 16:00
Afternoon Tea
16:00 – 18:00
APATAP AGM
THURS - 5 NOVEMBER
CONFERENCE DAY 3
09:00 – 09:15
Opening Address by APATAP Treasurer
09:15 – 10:30
Keynote Speaker
Jens Hoffman: Lone-actor terrorists - Warning Behaviors, Risk Assessment, and Copycat Effects 
10:30 – 11:00
Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:00
Matthew Wolsey and Russ Palarea: Assessment and Management of High Risk Cases: The U.S. State Department Perspective
12:00 – 13:00
Troy McEwan and  Susanne Strand: Improving Assessment in Stalking Cases - The SAS-R and the SRP
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
International Associations of Threat Assessment Professionals (ITAP) Panel
15:30 – 16:30
Closing Address