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    Our publications

    Read articles, papers, book chapters, reports and more, written by Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science researchers.

Our annual research reports

Annual Research Report 2020–2021

Annual Research Report 2020–2021

Read the 2020−2021 report for the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health.

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Our manuals

We have two manuals for forensic mental health professionals available for purchase.

Catalyst Consortium publications

We received a grant from the Victorian Corrections Minister in 2017 to establish the Catalyst Consortium, conducting research into serious violent and sexual offending. The Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health has contributed additional funding to ensure the work extends to forensic mental health consumers and forensic mental health services.

The Australian Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory (Aus-RATED)  

The Aus-RATED provides a summary of the empirical evidence for the use of risk assessment and management tools amongst various offender populations, highlighting the strengths and limitations that an assessor should take into account when applying a tool as part of a holistic risk assessment process.

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The challenge of predicting imminent sexual and violent offending — summary report 

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Effectiveness of psychological treatments for violent offenders — summary report

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Reoffending outcomes of people managed under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (Vic) – summary report

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Our past events

We host seminars, events and a biennial conference featuring leading researchers in the fields of forensic behavioural science, forensic psychology and forensic mental health. If you would like to receive information about upcoming events, email your details to info-cfbs@swinburne.edu.au to be added to our event mailing list.

Date Event Presentation
19 February 2020  CFBS Seminar Series opening address — The Second Convict Age: Explaining the Return of Mass Imprisonment in Australia.  
30 September to 2 October 2019 International Conference — Prato 2019: Working with violence in adults and youth. Effective clinical, welfare and legal strategies. Download program and abstracts
4–6 October 2017  International Conference — Prato 2017: Safer communities, safer relationships. Download program

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Contact the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science

There are many ways to engage with us. Whether you’re a student, from the media or an organisation interested in our professional development and training programs or consulting services, contact us on +61 3 9214 3887 or via info-cfbs@swinburne.edu.au

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