Read Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science reports and publications — including journal articles, conference papers and other academic works by our researchers — and explore other Centre products for forensic mental health professionals, including manuals available for purchase.
Our annual research reports
Annual Research Report 2019–2020
Read previous annual reports
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.
The challenge of predicting imminent sexual and violent offending — summary report
Effectiveness of psychological treatments for violent offenders — summary report
Reoffending outcomes of people managed under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (Vic) – summary report
|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|