Abuse in Organisations: Prevention is better for everyone
This presentation was held on 17th October 2018, 11am - 12pm AEDT
In response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, many organisations have redoubled their efforts to ensure they respond properly to known or suspected incidents of abuse. Less attention has been given to how organisations might prevent abuse from occurring in the first place. This webcast outlines a prevention framework that focuses more on identifying risky places and activities, than on trying to detect risky individuals.
Professor Stephen Smallbone
Professor Emeritus Stephen Smallbone worked as a prison psychologist before joining Griffith University in 1998. Stephen’s research-practice team at the Griffith Crimnology Institute was concerned primarily with understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse.
His publications include the books Situational prevention of child sexual abuse (Criminal Justice Press, 2006), Preventing child sexual abuse: Evidence, policy and practice (Willan, 2008), and Internet child pornography: Causes, investigation and prevention (Praeger, 2012).
Stephen has provided expert evidence to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry and the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Organisations, and was engaged by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as an independent expert witness in two of the Commission’s public hearings.