Monday 21 October

8:30-9:55am PLENARY SESSION P1

Pentland Auditorium

Dimensions of the Law Enforcement and Public Health Relationship


Malcolm Graham, Deputy Chief Constable, Police Scotland

David Crichton, Chair of NHS Health Scotland & the Scottish Police Authority


  • Iain Livingstone, Chief Constable, Police Scotland
    Welcome remarks
  • Jane Townsley, Executive Director, International Association of Women Police
    Gender responsive policing is essential for building confidence across all communities
  • Matt Jukes, Chief Constable, South Wales Police
    Early Action Together: ACE – informed partnership in Wales
  • Larry Krasner, City of Philadelphia’s 26th District Attorney, USA
    Prosecution = Prevention

Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University

10:05-10:30am MORNING TEA
10.30-11.55am MAJOR SESSIONS
M1 M2 M3 M4
The Scottish Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health: how we got here and where we are going. Public health approaches in policing Police mental health and well-being

Note: This double session finishes at 1.00

Checkpoint: an innovative programme to navigate people away from the cycle of reoffending, and improve their well-being and life chances, particularly around the use of alcohol and drugs
Tinto Room, Lomond Suite
Moorfoot Room, Lomond Suite
Pentland Auditorium
Kilsyth Room, Lomond Suite
CONVENER: Inga Heyman,
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
CONVENER and CHAIR: Stan Gilmour,
Thames Valley Police, England
Katy Kamkar,

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Richard Southby, George Washington University, USA
CONVENER: Gillian Routledge,
Head of Tasking and Coordination, Durham Constabulary, England

  1. Nadine Dougall,
    Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
    Setting the scene, vision and purpose of the Scottish Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health
  2. Chris White,
    Mental Health Foundation, Scotland
    Citizen participation in LEPH research, policy development and education
  3. Jennifer Murray & Ini Enang,
    Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
    Co-creation and the five key LEPH research areas in Scotland
  4. Andrew Wooff & Inga Heyman,
    Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
    Collaborative LEPH research and education: the joys and challenges of working across sectors.
  5. Liz Aston,
    Scottish Institute of Policing Research and Edinburgh Napier University
    Partnerships and where we go from here

  1. Helen Christmas,
    Public Health Fellowship, Public Health England, &
    Justin Srivastava,
    Lancashire Constabulary, England
    Public health approaches in policing
  2. Jason Kew,
    Detective Inspector, Thames Valley Police, England
    Public health approaches to policing: drug diversion
  3. Paul Gresty,
    Partnership Manager, Brighter Futures for Children, England
    Public health approaches to policing: the Reading Model of Collaborative Leadership
  4. Eamonn O’Moore,
    National Lead Health & Justice Team and Director UK Collaborating Centre, WHO Health in Prisons Programme (Europe), Public Health England
    Public health approaches to policing: no justice without health


  1. Katy Kamkar,
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
    Police mental health and well-being – psychological health and safety strategies addressing moral injury, compassion fatigue and burnout to promote individual and organizational resiliency
  2. Grant Edwards,
    Australian Federal Police
    Police mental health and well-being
  3. Ian Hesketh,
    College of Policing, UK
    The Thin Blue Line is OK: delivering a national well-being service in policing
  4. Dale McFee,
    Edmonton Police Service, Canada
    Police mental health and well-being from an intake and off ramp perspective
  5. Paul Pedersen,
    Greater Sudbury Police Service, Canada
    Leadership opportunities: helping our people help others
  6. Katrina Sanders,
    Australian Federal Police
    A holistic approach to health protection in law enforcement agencies
  7. Jeff Thompson,
    Columbia University Medical Center, USA
    The law enforcement psychological autopsy: understanding suicide in policing
  8. Abby McLeod, Australian Federal Police
    Reframing diversity and inclusion in policing: it’s a health and well-being issue
  9. Ann Bell, Police Scotland
    Positive action in recruitment

  1. Gillian Routledge,
    Head of Tasking and Coordination, Durham Constabulary, England
    Can Durham Police’s Checkpoint deferred prosecution program reducing reoffending and improve life chances through early intervention?
  2. John Cooper,
    Durham Constabulary, England
    One size doesn’t fit all: similar people? different needs?
  3. Jo McGregor-Taylor,
    Checkpoint Supervisor, Durham Constabulary, England
    Diverting people with mental health issues away from the criminal justice system
  4. Tracy Claughton,
    Checkpoint Supervisor, Durham Constabulary, England
    Diverting people with alcohol issues away from the criminal justice system
  5. Kevin Weir,
    Durham Constabulary, England
    Diverting people who use drugs away from the criminal justice system
  6. Andy Crowe,
    Durham Constabulary, England
    Diverting domestic abuse perpetrators away from the criminal justice system
10.30 – 5.30pm POSTERS

Cromdale Hall

Ngozichukwuka Agu, University of South Florida, USA
Understanding characteristics and perceptions of individuals attending the Batterer Intervention Programs methods, possibilities and risk

Robert Andersson, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Evaluating qualitative police work by quantitative
Garima Arora, University of Dundee, Scotland
Is oral health an important factor for mental health among people in custody in Scottish prisons?
Gil Artyom, First Moscow State Medical University, Russia
Gaps in the legal regulation of nonbeverage alcohols consumed for drinking in Russia
Roberta Guio de Azevedo, Federal University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Silicosis in the extraction of ornamental granite in Espírito Santo, Brazil: to prevent you need to know
Jane Buxton,
University of British Columbia, Canada
The silent increase of methamphetamine use and its harms
Katherine Comer, Health Education England
Modern slavery and public health
Mikael Emseng, Umea University, Sweden
Conflict management training among Swedish police officers
He Gao, Imperial College London, England
Use of TETRA personal radios and sickness absence in the Airwave Health Monitoring Study of the British police forces
Mehdi Ghazinour, Umea University, Sweden
Conflict management training among Swedish police officers
Mery Gonzales Delgado, Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina
Comparative analysis of public policies on the voluntary termination of pregnancy in Latin American countries in the period 2008 to 2018
Shi Haitao, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
 Community-based drug rehabilitation under the ‘People’s War on Drugs”  in China
Claudia Heinzelmann, German Prevention Congress
Applied prevention research: crime and violence prevention in Germany
Alexandra Hernandez, Touro University, USA
Developing a ‘Health Equity and Criminal Justice (HECJ)’ concentration for a Master of Public Health (MPH) program: assessment of community partner and potential employer interest
Ivana Jeles, Police College Croatia
A new three-part approach to stress reduction in the Croatian Police Force
Cecilia Jonsson, Linnaeus University
Police cooperation with civil society: from a closed authority to an open social actor?
Chanika Kaeorat, MMC Tools (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
Legal problems regarding the disclosure of severe confidentiality of psychiatric patients by psychiatrists under Thai law
Mohammad Karamouzian, University of British Columbia, Canada
Intentional fentanyl use among people who use drugs in British Columbia, Canada: findings of the BC Harm Reduction Client’s Survey
Paul Keppel, GGZ inGeest, The Nederlands
Mobile Care Unit (The Nederlands) : an integrated approach
Oluchukwu Obiora, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Experiences of girls who underwent female genital mutilation/cutting
Tracey Price, University of Stirling, Scotland
Diversion: criminal justice to drug treatment
Islanda Rivera Arias, Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina, Columbia
Analysis of public policies of healthy work environments in some Latin American countries in the period from 2000 to 2019
Debbie Sigerson, NHS Health Scotland
Smoke-free prisons: co-producing a service specification supporting people in our care
Coral Sirdifield, University of Lincoln, England
Healthcare for offenders on probation: availability and the relationship between health and criminal justice agencies
Vaughan Statham & Andrew Clark, NHS National Services, Scotland
National Strategic Networks for Police and Prison Care: a renewed approach
Melissa Willoughby, University of Melbourne, Australia
Increased risk of violence related death among people exposed to the criminal justice system
CV1  CV2 CV3 CV4
Fighting domestic violence in Europe: best practices and major challenges Drug courts: evidence, lessons learned and recommendations         The approach to violence reduction in Scotland and its wider application

The panel will address how the learning from Scotland can be transferred across very different areas of the country? What are the challenges and how can we overcome them? There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to violence prevention. However, what is key is the need to understand the underlying problems and how best to apply the evidenced based ‘solutions’.

Public health approaches to the prevention of child sexual abuse
Tinto Room, Lomond Suite
Moorfoot Room, Lomond Suite
Kilsyth Room, Lomond Suite
LOCATION: The Harris Room, Galloway Suite
CONVENER: Joachim Kersten, Coordinator of the IMPRODOVA project, German Police University

CHAIR: Pat Griffin, Holy Family University, USA

CONVENER: John Collins, Executive Director, London School of Economics Drug Policy Unit, England

CHAIR: Denise Tomasini-Joshi, Open Society Foundations, USA

CONVENER AND FACILITATOR: Niven Rennie, Violence Reduction Unit, Glasgow, Scotland CONVENER: Stuart Allardyce, Director of Stop It Now! Scotland, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, England

  1. Joachim Kersten, Coordinator of the IMPRODOVA project, German Police University
    Leadership as a key resource for frontline responses to domestic abuse                     
  2. Michele Burman,
    Head of School, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    Frontline responses to domestic abuse in Scotland: assessing, managing and mitigating risk
  3. Stefanie Giljohann,
    Research Assistant, Police Berlin, Germany
    Networks against domestic abuse in Berlin: from intervention to prevention

  1. John Collins,
    London School of Economics Drug Policy Unit, England
    International experiences of drug courts: a comparative perspective
  2. Ana Pecova,
    EQUIS Justice for Women, Mexico
    Drug courts in Mexico: a feminist perspective
  3. Winifred Agnew-Pauley, Policy Intstitute for the Eastern Region (PIER), England
    Drug courts in the United States: lessons learned

  1. Will Linden,
    VRU Scotland
  2. Lib Peck,
    VRU London
  3. Claire Dhami,
    West Midlands Combined Authority, England
  4. Ashley Bertie,
    West Midlands Police, England

  5. Daryl Lyons,
    Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, Northamptonshire



  1. Stuart Allardyce,
    Director of Stop It Now! Scotland, Lucy Faithfull Foundation. England
    Public health approaches to preventing child sexual abuse

  2. Donald Findlater,
    Director Stop it Now Helpline, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, England  The work of the Stop it Now! UK & Ireland Helpline

  3. Fiona Jackson,
    Detective Inspector Online Child Abuse Investigations Team (OCAIT), England
    Preventing child sexual exploitation online

1.00-2.00pm LUNCH
L 1 L 2 L3
Public health: should prosecutors mind their own business? The police role in drug use scenarios: stigma and expectations of police actions The disadvantage of a head start: why low and middle income countries might take the lead in developing LEPH
Tinto Room, Lomond Suite
Moorfoot Room, Lomond Suite
Kilsyth Room, Lomond Suite
CHAIR:Richard Bent, Simon Fraser University, Canada
CHAIR: Nick Crofts, Centre for Law Enforcment and Public Health, Australia CHAIR: Melissa Jardine, Centre for Law Enforcement & Public Health, Australia
SPEAKER: David Harvie, Crown Agent, Scotland SPEAKER: Commandante António Leitão da Silva, Chief of Polícia Municipal do Porto, Portugal SPEAKER: Auke van Dijk, Police of the Netherlands
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Collaboration & technology: building enhanced capacity for community safety and well-being

*This session will be a facilitated discussion

Harm reduction Mental health pathways and partnerships Risk assessment and risk management of intimate partner violence Developing best practices related to data, education and screening: working across sectors to improve outcomes associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Ochil Room, Galloway Suite
Harris Room, Galloway Suite
Tinto Room, Lomond Suite
Moorfoot Room, Lomond Suite
Kilsyth Room, Lomond Suite
CONVENER AND FACILITATOR: Chad Nilson, Collaboration Specialist, Living Skies Centre for Social Inquiry, Canada CHAIR: Palani Narayanan, Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis Malaria CHAIR: Nadine Dougall, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland CONVENER: Susanne Strand, Orebro University, Sweden CONVENER: Jocelynn Cook, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Canada

  1. Dale McFee,
    Chief, Edmonton Police Service, Canada
  2. Cal Corley,
    CEO, Community Safety Knowledge Alliance, Canada
  3. Mathew Swarney,
    Director of Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions, Canada
  4. Chad Nilson,
    Collaboration Specialist, Living Skies Centre for Social Inquiry, Canada
  5. Nishan Duraiappah,
    Deputy Chief , Halton Regional Police Service, Canada

  1. Benjamin Scher,
    University of Waterloo, Canada
    Police practices in relation to supervised injecting site users in Vancouver; an ethnographic study
  2. Saket Priyadarshi,
    National Health Service, Scotland
    A drug consumption room in Scotland
  3. Liz Aston,
    Scottish Institute for Policing Research and Edinburgh Napier University
    What is the role of law enforcement in a public health approach to the drug problem? A synthesis of international data and implications for Scotland
  4. Jerusha Vithiyanandan,
    University of Dundee, Scotland
    Assessing risk of drug death in people known to Substance Misuse Service: a retrospective cohort study
  5. Jessica Davidson,
    NHS Lothian, Scotland
    Faculty of Arrest Referral: anticipatory care and preventing deaths in custody
  6. Leah Pope,
    Vera Institute of Justice, USA
    Emerging police responses to the  US overdose crisis

  1. Arun Sondhi,
    Therapeutic Solutions (Addictions) Ltd, England & Emma Williams,
    Canterbury Christ Church University, England
    Police and health operational staff perspectives on managing detainees held under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act: a qualitative study in London
  2. Alice Park,
    University of York, England
    Policing mental health: a realist evaluation of mental health triage
  3. Ron Hoffman,
    Nipissing University, Canada
    Police use of a mental health screener to promote a collaborative approach to effectively respond to the needs of persons with serious mental health disorders
  4. Francesca Menichelli,
    University of Surrey, England
    Innovations in institutional responses to vulnerability: a case study from an English local authority
  5. Lynda Breen,
    Garda Siochana Analysis Service, Ireland
    To assist the Local Authority in Limerick to reduce suicide and suicide attempts in public places

  1. Susanne Strand,
    Orebro University, Sweden
    Risk assessment and risk management of intimate partner violence and stalking in urban, rural and remote areas
  2. Joakim Petersson,
    Orebro University, Sweden
    Proposing a typology of intimate partner violent men: implications for risk assessment and management
  3. Joakim Petersson,
    Orebro University, Sweden
    Legal risk management strategies: the use of arrest and restraining orders as protective interventions in cases of intimate partner violence
  4. Susanne Strand,
    Orebro University, Sweden
    Structured risk management within and between police and social service reduces intimate partner violence
  5. Alexander Workman,
    Western Sydney University, Australia
    Victims from the margins: racial and ethnic minorities access to criminal justice

  1. Kathy Unsworth,
    Canada FASD Research Network, Canada
    FASD, law and mental health: the Canadian experience
  2. Hayley Passmore,
    University of Western Australia
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Australian youth justice system: Prevalence, implications and workforce development
  3. Christopher Steer,
    Scottish Government
    Provision and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Scotland: progress report and implications for the criminal justice community
  4. Patricia Jackson,
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland
    New opportunities in Scotland to diagnose those affected by FASD
  5. Jennifer Shields & Sarah Brown,
    Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support team
    Lessons learned from Scotland’s first Fetal Alcohol Assessment and Support Team


(Marketplace of Ideas sessions will be longer, in smaller groups and should be highly interactive)

MoI 1 (2 x 45 minute presentations) MoI 2 (2 x 45 minute presentations) MoI 3 (2 x 45 minute presentations)
Carrick Room 1, Galloway Suite
Carrick Room 2, Galloway Suite
Carrick Room 3, Galloway Suite
1.1 Jeff Thompson, Columbia University Medical Center 2.1 John Harrison, College of Policing, UK & James Nye, Devon and Cornwall Police, UK 3.1 Helen Christmas & Linda Hindle, Public Health England, Mike Cunningham, College of Policing, England

Law enforcement psychological autopsy: hands-on workshop A health promoting police force: an evolutionary development for well-being at work Public health approaches to policing: practical tools for police forces and partners
The purpose of creating the Law Enforcement Psychological Autopsy (LE-PA) was to adapt and modify current PA templates being used and suggested by researchers and groups including AAS in order to be practical for implementing in law enforcement.This workshop will raise awareness of what the psychological autopsy is and how it can be trained to law enforcement agencies so their personnel tasked with investigating suicides (including that of their own officers) can have a better understanding of suicide, the risk factors and warning signs, how to conduct interviews in order to build rapport and trust, and how to present the findings.In this session there will be group discussions, interactive example “test” questions, review of the LE-PA template, active listening exercises, and opportunities to review data. The concept of a health-promoting police force arises as a consequence of a strategic approach to health and well-being. Investment in well-being requires culture change to embed it as business as usual. Successful policing of communities is contingent on promoting and maintaining high levels of health and well-being in our police officers and police staff. A health-promoting police force will be concerned with the health of our communities and our ability to influence this. There are clear links between some health issues and levels of crime.A policing – health collaboration would explore how police well-being resources and initiatives might be used to also benefit local communities. This session will comprise two short presentations followed by a facilitated discussion of set questions. The question of “what exactly is a public health approach to policing?” is one that has often been raised, especially during the development and implementation of the Police and Health consensus for England. The phrase “a public health approach to” is used in different ways. In the UK at the moment there is a particular focus on public health approach to serious violence, but there has been a lack of clarity about meaning. We have developed a discussion paper, published with the College of Policing and Public Health England. It explores what a public health approach looks like for policing under five headings: population, prevention, causes of the causes, data and evidence base, partnership. Phase two of the project is to develop a set of principles and some practical materials to support the implementation of public health approaches in police forces. It is this part of the project that the Marketplace of Ideas session will focus on, seeking the input and agreement of the audience to finalise the resource.
1.2 Ron Bruno, CIT International, USA
Amy Watson, CIT and University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
2.2 Abby McLeod & Katrina Sanders Australian Federal Police 3.2 Lynne McNiven, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland; Kathleen Winter, Crosshouse Hospital, Scotland; Joanne Logan, Police Scotland; Jemma Davidson and Alice Dillon, Community Justice Ayrshire, Scotland; Colin Convery, Police Scotland
Building mental health crisis response systems: emerging best practices from the United States Mental health, police and other first responders Connecting the dots: promoting a joined up approach to “diversity and inclusion” and “organisational health and well-being” Working together to achieve more
In many communities in the USA, police are the primary service to respond to individuals experiencing mental health crises.  This can have significant negative consequences for all involved, and increase the over representation of individuals with mental illness in criminal justice system.

While many associate CIT with law enforcement training, the CIT model is much more and provides a useful framework for building mental health crisis response systems that minimize the involvement of law enforcement. The model develops partnerships across LE, mental health services, advocates and service users/family members. The panel format of this session will ensure the session is dynamic and engaging, we will take a team approach to presenting and involving audience members in discussion.  Several segments of the session will ask the audience to walk through scenarios related to their own local crisis response resources and consider best practice strategies for building more comprehensive and responsive crisis response systems that minimize the role of police and the criminal justice system.

In this session we aim to stimulate discussion about the relationship between organisational health and inclusion, and the ways in which policing organisations can connect these currently separate bodies of work to maximise benefits for all.  In doing so, we will share reflections on our own experiences working to promote organisational health and inclusion in the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and offer our views on practical ways of bringing these areas of work closer together, including a consideration of risks and benefits.  We will then invite participants to share their own experiences and ideas, through a semi-structured series of questions aimed to generate sharing and critical analysis. The ACE’s framework provides a well researched explanatory model for the link between exposures to trauma and adversity in childhood, associated inter-generational transmission of adversity and long term negative health and social outcomes. Our work is multifaceted involving collaboration between colleagues from Police Scotland, Public Health, The Violence Reduction Unit and Community Justice who have worked closely to develop and deliver targeted pieces of joint work across Ayrshire. The initial feedback from 3rd sector, police officers, addiction workers and other individuals have highlighted subtle changes in practice which have enhanced experiences. There has been recognition at grass roots level of the “Start Where You Are and Do What You Can” ethos. Multidisciplinary and Agency Teams will discuss the journey undertaken to date highlighting challenges, sharing good practice, lessons learned from their perspective, Interactive session will engage with the audience.
3.30-4.00pm AFTERNOON TEA
C6 C7 C8 C9 C10
Collaborative leadership Police well-being I Diversion Impact of incarceration Female genital mutilation
Ochil Room, Galloway Suite
Harris Room, Galloway Suite
Tinto Room, Lomond Suite
Moorfoot Room, Lomond Suite
Kilsyth Room, Lomond Suite
CHAIR: Auke van Dijk, Police of The Netherlands
CHAIR: Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia CHAIR: Liz Aston, Scottish Institute of Policing Research and Edinburgh Napier University CHAIR: Greg Denham, Law Enforcement and HIV Network (LEAHN), Australia CHAIR: Melissa Jardine, Centre for Law Enforcement & Public Health

  1. Craig McGrath,
    Queensland Police Service, Australia
    Product contamination: complexities of managing an enmeshed public health alert and a criminal investigation
  2. Rachel Staniforth,
    South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit, England
    Fortifying our relationships
  3. Roz Warden,
    Barnwood Trust, England &
    Amy Dyde,
    Gloucestershire Constabulary, England
    An initiative to build community capacity and resilience: collaborative evaluation findings
  4. Rebecca Stenberg,
    Linkoping University, Sweden
    In search of Dante: initiative and collaboration in emergency situations
  5. Guy Lamb,
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    The complexities of pursuing a whole of society” policing approach in a violent and unequal African city

  1. Annika Smit,
    Police Academy, Netherlands
    Sensitivity or resistance: on the resilience paradox in policing
  2. Grainne Perkins,
    Seattle University, USA
    The spectre of trauma in the South African Police Service
  3. Terry Bunn,
    University of Kentucky, USA
    Officer use of force injuries while apprehending individuals under the influence
  4. Evangelia Demou,
    University of Glasgow, Scotland
    The Airwave Health Monitoring Study (AHMS): an occupational cohort study of the British police forces
  5. Evangelia Demou,
    University of Glasgow, Scotland
    Policing and work-life balance: attainable or elusive?

  1. Matthew Bacon,
    University of Sheffield, England
    Police-led diversion programmes for drug and drug-related offenders in England and Wales
  2. Jack Rowlands,
    Metropolitan Police Service, England
    DIVERT: a police custody diversion programme for young adults
  3. Arun Sondhi,
    Therapeutic Solutions (Addictions) Ltd, England
    Assessing engagement with the Drug Intervention Programme (DIP) in London
  4. Evan Anderson,
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Police perspectives on police assisted diversions in Philadelphia
  5. Evangelica Juarez,
    Temple University, USA
    Issues in the distribution of behavioural health resources: considerations for police diversion efforts

  1. Melissa Willoughby,
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    Violence-related deaths among adults released from prison: a data linkage study
  2. Stuart Kinner,
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    The Mortality After Release from Incarceration Consortium (MARIC) study: a multi-national, individual participant data meta-analysis
  3. Jesse Young,
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    Overdose deaths among justice-involved young people: a whole-population retrospective cohort study
  4. Nemesia Kelly,
    Touro University California, USA
    Replacing the state: the role of post-conviction attorneys in the post-incarceration lives of California’s exonerees
  5. Mudia Uzzi,
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    Temporal relationship of criminal justice involvement and transactional sex among black men who have sex with men in Baltimore, Maryland: depressive symptoms as a mediator
  6. Margaret Erickson,
    Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equality, Canada
    “They look at you like you’re contaminated”: How HIV-related stigma and power dynamics shape HIV care access for incarcerated women living with HIV in a Canadian setting

  1. Sara Johnsdotter & Lotta Wendel,
    Malmo University, Sweden
    Societal measures to check for suspected female genital mutilation in Sweden: an analysis of proportionality in the authorities handling of suspected cases
  2. Saffron Karlsen & Christina Pantazis, University of Bristol, England
    Towards more collaborative approaches to female genital mutilation safeguarding: accommodating the perspectives of Somali families
  3. Oluchukwu Obiora,
    University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Female genital mutilation in Africa: scoping the landscape of evidence
  4. Glenda Bonde,
    National FGM Centre, England
    Harmful practices: leaving no one behind using a whole systems approach


(Marketplace of Ideas sessions will be longer, in smaller groups and should be highly interactive)

MoI 4 (2 x 45 minute presentations) MoI 5 (2 x 45 minute presentations) MoI 6 (2 x 45 minute presentations)
Carrick Room 1, Galloway Suite
Carrick Room 2, Galloway Suite
Carrick Room 3, Galloway Suite
4.1 Stan Gilmour & Lewis Prescott-Mayling, Thames Valley Police, England, Éamonn O’Moore, Public Health England 5.1 Dave Caesar, Carol Goodman, Susan Fraser, Project Lift, Scotland,
Steph Phillips, NHS24 Scotland, & Christine Goodall, University of Glasgow, Scotland
6.1 Norrie Petrie, Police Scotland & Jardine Simpson, Scottish Recovery Consortium (SRC)
Data analytics for law enforcement and public health in the Reading Model Project Lift: collaboration – learning from practice Substance misuse and the impact of stigma
Individuals are affected by heterogeneous harm events (e.g. crimes, neglect, mental health, adverse childhood experiences) and the police, social care and health are tasked with reducing the likelihood of these events occurring and their harmful impact if they do. Often the identification of individuals or groups most likely to come to harm is done in isolation by each agency. This discussion will unpack the potential when multiagency data is brought together to forecast individuals and groups most likely to come to harm following adverse experiences being recorded by any agency. Currently most decisions on when and where to target public sector resources are ‘clinical decisions’. Public sector agencies need to utilise ‘data analytics’ to identify threat, harm, opportunity and risk which is more accurate than using clinical decisions alone.  However, as not everything that needs to be considered is quantifiable, best practice blends clinical experience with quantitative evidence. It is simply likely to be more accurate, particularly when dealing with large numbers of cases as it is not possible for all information to be assessed by clinical based decisions. This session will illustrate the issues or needs that this collaborative partnership is addressing. Project Lift is a new approach to recruit, retain, develop and manage talent within Health and Social Care in Scotland to ensure the best, most able leaders reach boardrooms. By identifying supporting, enhancing and growing its talent at every level, we will enable delivery of best outcomes for patients and high quality safe, effective care in our communities.  Project Lift focuses on embedding a leadership approach underpinned by principles of collective, collaborative and compassionate leadership. The intended impact is for senior leaders in the Scottish Prison Service to use the learning and experiences of others, as well as their own, to inform their ongoing work to enable cultural and transformational change. The collaboration also offers rich experience and learning for the Criminal Justice Team.

We will offer insights and learning from our stories of collaboration from a number of sources: from our live collaborative experiments within leadership, more broadly from Project Lift leadership communities and from our own experiences of collaboration as a Project Lift team.

Stigma is recognised as a key factor impacting on People Who Use Drugs (PWUD). It can cause reluctance in individuals to engage with services that could support them in tackling substance use and also any correlated issue(s) that may have been a factor that has resulted in substance use/addiction. The research will be delivered by way of a workshop. Attendees from a cross sector will be invited to provide feedback/stimulate discussion on the following key areas:
How stigmatisation impacts are seen from different organisational perspectives who come into contact with PWUD.How the contact between organisations and PWUD can positively/negatively impact on the stigmatisation of an individual.
How we can use the learnings to inform organisations about how they can positively influence individual and multi-organisational and community culture in relation to the stigmatisationof PWUDWhat success looks like and how do we measure it.
4.2 Lesslie Young, Epilepsy Scotland 5.2 Jac Charlier, TASC’s Center for Health and Justice, USA & Mike Trace, The Forward Trust, England 6.2. Carolyn Thom,The Forensic Practice Vancouver, Canada & Scott Jones, Edmonton Police Service, Canada
Are you going to kill me? The potential fatal consequences of misinterpreted behaviour Deciding when to “deflect”: a visual model of police decision-making factors Canine assisted child forensic interviewing in child abuse cases
Epilepsy is the world’s most common neurological condition and seizures present in a huge variety of ways involving impaired consciousness and cognition, and sometimes automatism or inappropriate behaviours.  The post-seizure period may be associated with communication difficulties, confusion and impaired cognition, amnesia, emotional instability and post-ictal psychosis. It poses particular challenges to law enforcement through individuals displaying seizure-related behaviour which can be misinterpreted – sometimes with fatal consequences. This session discusses epilepsy and how it can manifest in a law enforcement situation, including automatism behaviour. It describes the effects of the condition beyond seizures and how this may impact the work of police and prosecutors. It also details questions those in law enforcement can ask themselves in identifying whether apparently criminal behaviour is in fact related to seizure activity. This is a practical session, brought to life with thought-provoking case studies and footage. There is a groundswell of government and police-led innovations designed to link people affected by mental health and substance use issues to treatment and community services. As developments unfold, it is important to share ideas and practices across jurisdictions and collaborate in producing shared conceptual frameworks and models of systems-wide change. Researchers and practitioners across the law enforcement and public health sectors must develop a shared understanding of first responder decision-making and the specific factors that influence officers’ decisions to divert or “deflect” people away from criminal justice interventions.  This session will offer a provisional visual model for considering officer decision-making, incorporating what is known about deflection decision-making and the contextual factors that influence decisions to deflect in different sites. The initiative seeks to develop a robust model of systems-wide change that can guide research and collaborative work to shift strategies aimed at addressing mental health and substance use conditions away from law enforcement/criminal justice responses to community-based treatment. Presenters will workshop the model with attendees and map out how the decision-making processes play out in different contexts.
This session will include an oral presentation with photographic and video demonstrations that will describe the impact of a Canine Assistance Intervention (CAI) program in a Canadian Child Advocacy Centre, in the context of criminal investigations of child maltreatment. The Centre is a collaborative community approach utilizing a multidisciplinary team including police, child protection workers, medical personnel, therapists, prosecutors and victim advocates. In 2015 service dogs were allowed to join child witnesses in court whilst testifying re child abuse matters.
Hosted by Police Scotland and the Scottish Intitute for Policing Research

DCC Malcolm Graham, Partnership, Prevention and Community Well-being, Police Scotland
Welcome remarks and overview of LEPH in Police Scotland

Liz Aston, Director of Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Scotland
Knowledge exchange in LEPH

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