ID: NEWS-09072024 09 Jul 2024

Upcoming Webinar: Research to Practice – Highlights from Canada, Australia, Singapore & New Zealand

We are excited to announce an upcoming webinar hosted by the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA), focusing on the significant impact of operational research on correctional practices

This webinar will highlight four international examples of applied research that have made a real difference in correctional agencies from Canada, New South Wales Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.
Webinar Schedule by Time Zone:
  • Tuesday, August 6th, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST), Ottawa, Canada
  • Wednesday, August 7th, 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Singapore
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Sydney, Australia
    • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Auckland, New Zealand
  1. From Research to Practice: Evolution of Correctional Service of Canada’s Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Federal Offenders
    Presenter: Dr. Ian Broom Dr. Ian Broom is the Director General of the Research Branch of Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). With over 20 years of experience in various policy and research leadership positions in criminal justice, Dr. Broom will provide a quantitative overview of CSC’s assessment tools and correctional treatment. His presentation will focus on the evolution of the risk, need, and responsivity principles in Canadian federal corrections and their impact on offender assessment and treatment.
  2. The Triage Risk Assessment Scales (TRAS): Development and Operationalisation of Automated Risk Assessment Tools Within Corrective Services NSW
    Presenter: Dr. Mark Howard Dr. Mark Howard, a forensic psychologist and Manager of Research and Evaluation at Corrective Services NSW, will discuss the development and validation of automated risk assessment tools. These tools aim to support case management of individuals in custody and the community, addressing the resource costs of manual assessments. Dr. Howard will elaborate on the implications of these tools for local populations and their incorporation into Corrective Services NSW practices.
  3. Desistance Research in the Singapore Prison Service
    Presenter: Ms. Salina Samion Ms. Salina Samion, Principal Psychologist and Deputy Director of the Psychological and Correctional Rehabilitation Division (PCRD) of the Singapore Prison Service, will present on the desistance research conducted by SPS. Since 2015, SPS has studied the factors facilitating and hindering the desistance process among offenders in Singapore. Ms. Samion will discuss how these findings have influenced SPS’s rehabilitation efforts, both in policy and practice, including the integration of desistance principles into correctional programs.
  4. Wishing for the Crayfish Won’t Bring it: The Challenge of Translating Evidence Into Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand Corrections
    Presenter: Dr. Bronwyn Morrison Dr. Bronwyn Morrison, with a Ph.D. in Criminology from Keele University, has 19 years of experience in government research roles in New Zealand. As the manager of the Department of Corrections' Research Team, Dr. Morrison will present on the challenges of translating robust research into practice. She will share case studies from New Zealand, reflecting on the factors contributing to the enduring impact of research on corrections practice.
Panel Dialogue:
The webinar will conclude with a panel dialogue addressing How We Can Get Research to Have More Influence on Correctional Practice. This discussion will provide insights on bridging the gap between research and practical application in correctional settings.
This webinar is complimentary for ICPA members. Please register through the provided link. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email, and shortly before the event, you will receive the Zoom link via email.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of correctional research and practice. Register now to secure your spot!