LEPH2018 Conference Program

Important Notes:  

  1. This is a draft program only. Times may change
  2. Some speakers and presentation titles are yet to be confirmed
  3. There may be times where a speaker is scheduled to present at the same time. This will be sorted out.
  4. Where two or more speakers are shown, the presenting speaker is yet to be confirmed.
  5. The order of speakers in a session may change.
  6. All authors, including the presenter, will be shown in the online Abstracts Book.

1.00 – 2.00 pm

LEPH Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto


An open meeting to form a LEPH Education Special Interest Group of the Global LEPH Association – please join us if you are involved/interested in educational strategies, CPD  and programs in the Law Enforcement and Public Health field. This SIG is for students and practitioners from any sector or discipline. For more information, please contact Inga Heyman i.heyman@napier.ac.uk


2.00 – 3.00 p.m.


Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto

Annual General Meeting

Includes election of Board of Directors


3.00 – 3.45 p.m.

Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto

Roundtable for organisations working intersectorally between public health, community safety, law enforcement and criminal justice.

A growing number of organisations globally are working in the Law Enforcement and Public Health space, or similar, approaching the issues from different but complementary perspectives. This Roundtable will bring these organisations together to share news about their activities and progress, and hopefully to establish ongoing connections to help co-ordinate and collaborate into the future.


4.00 – 6.00 p.m

Welcome Reception

Great Hall of Hart House at the University of Toronto

Don’t miss this informal event to be held in the magnificent Great Hall of Hart House at the University of Toronto. Register for the reception when you register for the LEPH2018 Conference.


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Monday 22 October

8:30-10:00am PLENARY SESSION P1

  • Nick Crofts
    LEPH2018 Conference Director & Director, Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health
    Welcome to the LEPH2018 Conference
  • Howard Sapers
    Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform, Ontario, Canada
    Prison health IS public health
  • Charles H Ramsey
    Philadelphia Police Commissioner, USA (ret)
    Police, crisis intervention and officer well being
  • Shannon Cosgrove
    Director of Health Policy at Cure Violence, Canada
    Health at the center of violence prevention
10:30-11:55am MAJOR SESSIONS
M1 M2 M3
The Crisis Intervention Team Model: What we have learned after 30 years

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model was developed 30 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee. Since that time, it has been successfully implemented in communities across the United States and internationally. There is now a growing body of research evidence on it’s effectiveness. However, there remains some confusion about the model. In this session, we discuss the Core Elements of the CIT model and what is meant by “more than just training.” Community collaboration, a responsive mental health system and the specialized CIT officer role will be covered.

We will summarize the evidence to date that supports CIT as evidence -based and identify remaining gaps in the research. Members of the panel, representing law enforcement, mental health and advocacy, will discuss their work developing and implementing CIT programs in the local agency, regional and state levels and tailoring programs to meet the needs of urban, suburban and rural communities.

Consensus statements England Hidden in Plain Sight’: medical and behavioural conditions affecting communication with police
CONVENER: Tom VonHemert
CIT International, USA
CONVENER: Sunita Sturup-Toft
Public Health England
CONVENER: Nick Crofts
Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health, Australia

  1. Amy Watson,
    University of Illinois Chicago, USA
    CIT – the evidence to date
  2. Don Kamin,
    Institute for Police, Mental Health & Community Collaboration, USA & 
    Pat Strode,
    Georgia Public Safety Training Center, USA
    Perspectives on developing and implementing CIT programs – collaboration is key
  3. Ron Bruno,
    CIT Utah, USA
    The core elements of the CIT model – the “More” explained and why it matters
  4. Thomas Vonhemert,
    CIT International, USA
    The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model: what have we learned after 30 years

  1. Helen Christmas,
    Public Health England,
    Is health a policing issue? Reviewing the landscape and developing a consensus statement in England.
  2. Kevin Weir,
    Durham Constabulary, UK
    Checkpoint: a multi-agency approach to early intervention in offender management in reducing reoffending, address critical pathways and improve wellness and resilience.



  1. Lesslie Young,
    Epilepsy Scotland
    Crime Seen?
  2. Joanne MacIsaac,
    Affected Families and Police Homicides, Canada
    *Presentation titles to be advised
  3. Nathan Hughes,
    University of Sheffield, UK
    The discrimination and criminalisation of childhood neurodevelopmental impairment
10.30-6.00pm POSTERS
Reza Novalino, Karitas Sani Madani, Indonesia.
Prevention and treatment of HIV AIDS and drugs against people with substance abuse disorders
Christopher Baguma, Ugandan Harm Reduction Network. Wamala Twaibu
A documentary changing the attitude and perception of law enforcement officers, policy makers and community leaders on issues of drug users in UgandaChristopher Baguma, Ugandan Harm Reduction Network. Wamala Twaibu
Case management of drug users in Police Custody as a harm reduction approach Roberta Magalhães, Alzira Jorge, Jandira Silva, Roseli Silva, Mônica Pontes, Amanda Santo, Michele Ribeiro
Program for improving access and quality in primary care in Belo Horizonte – Brazil: daily tensions in the implementation of the policyJyl Panjer, Family Service Kent, Canada. Garry Atkinson
The Same, But Different: A Feminist Synthesis Review of Six Prevalence Studies of IPV in Aging WomenCara Pennel, University of Texas, USA. Sergeant Destin Sims, Robert Ruffner, Leslie Stalnaker
Law enforcement and public health collaboration to prevent and prepare for workplace violence and to meet inter-professional practice competenciesIshwor Maharjan, Youth RISE. Mr Bikash Gurung
Impact of drug law enforcement on harm reduction services and people who use drugs in Nepal

Stella Nalukwago Settumba, University of New South Wales, Australia. Marian Shanahan, Georgina Chambers, Peter Schofield, Tony Butler
What type of treatment program for impulsive violent offenders will encourage societal support and increase offender uptake?

Thomas Ndeogo, Ghana Police Service. Jones Blantari
Enhancing harm reduction among key populations: the police as ggents

Leah Dunbar, Michael Garron Hospital, Canada.
Investment in MCIT yields enhanced support for persons in crisis

12.05-1.30pm MAJOR SESSIONS
M4 M5 M6
The evolution of pre-arrest pathways for vulnerable populations 

Global initiatives across the fields of policing and public health are forging new pathways to treatment and social support for people following police encounters with vulnerable populations. Across such initiatives there is an increased focus on police encounters whether neither arrest nor hospital transportation, nor taking no action serve as appropriate pathways to enhanced public health and public safety. The aim of this panel is to examine the theoretical, empirical and policy foundations of such initiatives, with a focus on developments in the United States.

Epidemiological Criminology as an emerging paradigm

Epidemiological Criminology is an emerging paradigm, model, theory, and discipline for a new type of interdisciplinary scientist, practitioner, and student. Epidemiological Criminology can serve as an emerging theory for the study of gangs, substance abuse, and law enforcement, among other issues.


Technology is not the solution and may in fact be contributing to the problem – we humans are the answer
CONVENER: Jac Charlier,
Center for Health and Justice at TASC, USA
CONVENER: Timothy Akers
Morgan State University, USA
CONVENER: Danielle Dowdy

  1. Jennifer Wood,
    Temple University, USA
    Why ‘deflection’ matters: Frontline experiences of Chicago police in managing the family and community contexts of mental health encounters
  2. Amy Watson,
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Why ‘deflection’ matters-Part II: Places, encounter characteristics and outcomes of police encounters with persons with mental illnesses in Chicago
  3. Jac Charlier,
    Center for Health and Justice at TASC, USA
    Police and treatment: Fighting crime and saving lives together in the U.S.

  1. Paul Archibald,
    Morgan State University, USA
    Development of the Behavioral-Biomedical Law Enforcement Stress Discordance Model (B2LESD): an epidemiological criminology framework
  2. Jennifer Reingle Gonzalez,
    University of Texas Southwestern, USA
    Does military veteran status and deployment history impact officer involved shootings? A case-control study
  3. Roberto Hugh Potter,
    University of Central Florida, USA
    Epidemiological Criminology and Behavioral Health: an examination of the intersections of Behavioral Health Burden and Criminogenic Risk in a Florida county
  4. Shelby Scott,
    University of Tennessee, USA
    Handguns and Hotspots: spatio-temporal modeling of gun crime in Chicago
  5. Stacy Smith,
    Morgan State University, USA
    Hybrid-gang family structure: a secondary data analysis of National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence II, 1993-2012, using an Epidemiological Criminology Framework
  6. Guy Lamb,
    University of Capetown, South Africa
    The policing of firearm controls and the reduction of firearm homicides in South Africa     

  1. Robert Ridge,
  2. Ron Anderson,
    Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, Canada
  3. Ritesh Kotak,
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  4. Paul Steinberg,
    Chief Technology Officer, Motorola, Canada
    *Presentation titles above to be advised
  5. Jacki Tapley,
    Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK.
    Adopting digital technology to improve communication with victims of crime
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Violence Moving forward: Police mental health & well-being

The session will focus on mental health promotion and prevention; national research and findings from the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) and the National Plan of Action to improve the lives of the front line; identifying and overcoming barriers to care; intervention and employer best practice guidelines and the Canadian Police Association’s Current and Future Vision.

Understanding how police can partner with public health organizations to serve stigmatized health needs of women in Africa

This session will focus on the criminalization of reproductive health and partnering with police to reduce legal risk. The law in nearly every country in the world criminalizes abortion, a common but stigmatized health service. Both abortion providers and people who seek abortion face legal risk. Such risks include
harassment or bribery by police, arrest, prosecution, or even imprisonment. Marginalized groups are particularly vulnerable to police action, including young people and people living in poverty.
This group of oral presentations examines legal risk faced by people wanting to end their pregnancies in Africa and the United States. Police officers from Ghana and Zambia will share their work in Africa to
reduce harassment and bribery through sensitization and training of police officers on abortion, in partnership with Ipas. We will also present our research on the results of partnership with law enforcement, which include a decrease in instances of adverse police interactions between the police and
abortion providers.

Harm reduction services for young people who use drugs and the role of law enforcement Law enforcement and mental health
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
CONVENER: Patty Skuster
University of Pennsylvania, USA
CONVENER: Morgana Daniele

  1. Mst. Shahala Pervin,
    Bangladesh Police
    Vicious cycle of violence against women: prosecution, prevention and protection in Bangladesh
  2. Tony Butler,
    University of New South Wales, Australia.
    Use of Text Mining of the Police event narratives in identifying mentions of mental illness among those involved in family and domestic violence 
  3. Lyndel Bates,
    Griffith University, Australia.
    Assault-related traumatic brain injuries: factors related to stress, depression and anxiety
  4. Matty de Wit.
    Public Health Amsterdam.
    Childhood adversity and self-sufficiency problems in early adulthood among violent repeat offenders
  5. Joachim Kersten,
    Horizon2020 EU research on first responder cooperation re high impact domestic violence
  6. Sara Jacoby,
    University of Pennsylvania, USA.
    An evaluation of costs and benefits of pre-hospital transport by police for urban trauma patients
  7. Stephanie Waddell,
    Early Intervention Foundation, UK
    The role of early intervention in preventing violence



  1. Katy Kamkar,
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
    Employer best practice guidelines and disability management
  2. Nick Carleton,
    University of Regina, Canada
    Mental health among Canadian public safety personnel: a brief overview of contemporary research
  3. Steve Palmer,
    University of Regina, Canada
    Building a network of academics and police organizations to address front line mental health
  4. Greg Anderson
    Police officer stress and mental health
  5. Tom Stamatakis,
    The mental health of police personnel should be recognized as a ‘mission critical’ priority

  1. Farah Diaz-Tello,
    SIA Legal Team, USA
    Putting the myth of protecting pregnant people to rest: understanding the public health threat of criminalizing abortion
  2. Dr. Samuel Otu-Nyarko,
    Ghana Police Service
    Partnering with Police to Improve Abortion Care in Ghana
  3. Edosa Oviawe,
    Ipas Nigeria
    Ipas intervention with the Police Force in Nigeria
  4. Msipu Phiri T, 
    Police Health Services, Zambia
    An evaluation of reproductive rights training for police officers in Zambia
  5. Samuel  Otu-Nyarko/ Kennedy Mumbi/ Edosa Oviawe/Farah Diaz-Tello,
    Criminalization of abortion and partnership with law enforcement (Actual presenter to be confirmed)

  1. Morgana Daniele,
    Youth RISE, USA
    Theory in action: cases on young people who use drugs and law enforcement
  2. Florian Scheibein,
    Youth RISE, USA
    Law enforcement and harm reduction services for young people: conflict and cooperation
  3. Peter Muyshondt,
    Anyone’s Child/Local Police, Belgium,
    The impact of policing on vulnerable groups
  4. Alissa Greer,
    Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research.
    Marion Selfridge, Bernadette Pauly
    Youth who use drugs and perceptions of police across three communities in British Columbia, Canada
  5. Monique Marks,
    Urban Futures Centre, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
    Simon Howell,
    African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum, South Africa
    “We cannot allow children to take drugs freely”: contemporary moral panics about drug treatment in Durban, South Africa


  1. John McDaniel,
    University of Wolverhampton, UK
    Deconstructing the mental health dimensions of community-oriented policing
  2. Maria Liegghio,
    York University, UK.
    Preliminary findings of a qualitative study exploring police encounters in child and adolescent mental health
  3. Nabila Zohora Chowdhury,
    University of New South Wales, Australia
    The relationship between psychoses and offending in New South Wales – a data-linkage study
  4. Adam Vaughan,
    Simon Fraser University, Canada
    Psychiatric presentations to the emergency department via police custody, 2008-2016
  5. Nadine Dougall,
    Care pathways related to Scottish Ambulance Service contacts for people with psychiatric or self-harm  emergencies


MoI 1 MoI 2
1. Culturally-competent response to perpetrators of intimate partner violence 1. Ottawa Street Violence and Gang Strategy: an experiment in collective impact
CONVENER: Amber Christensen Fullmer CONVENER: Nancy Worsfold
2. Preventing and reducing violence : how we developed a routine surveillance and analysis system for early intervention and prevention of violence from a multi-agency perspective 2. Law Enforcement and Youth
CONVENER: Emma R Barton, Public Health Wales, Sara J Long, Cardiff University, Wales & Janine Roderick, Public Health Wales CONVENER: Morgana Daniele,
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An intersectoral and integrated approach to addressing public safety, health and quality of life issues for vulnerable residents of Surrey, BC

Surrey, like many other Canadian cities, is grappling with a deadly overdose epidemic, homelessness and many individuals living with mental ill-health. In 2017, the Surrey Outreach Team (SOT) was initiated by the Surrey RCMP to support approximately 130 vulnerable individuals living in 90 tents in the City Core experiencing overdoses and high volumes of violence and crime. The partnership primarily consists of City of Surrey By-Laws, Surrey Fire, Lookout Housing and Health Society, Fraser Health, BC Housing, BC Emergency Health Services and a team of 18 Surrey RCMP officers supporting the area 24/7 to
respond to the health, social and public safety needs of vulnerable individuals. Through this initiative, intersectoral partners collaborated in a strategic and integrated fashion to provide comprehensive support
to these individuals, leading to other innovative actions expanding beyond the City Core to support at-risk individuals residing in other areas of the City.

Structures, successes of, and lessons learned in the HIDTA/CDC Heroin Response Strategy

This session will familiarize participants with the structures, successes of, and lessons learned in the HIDTA/CDC Heroin Response Strategy, the largest federally funded law enforcement/public health collaboration in the U.S., which is dedicated to combating the current opioid crisis. In particular, this session will highlight findings from new research and intervention efforts that allow law enforcement officers and correctional entities to incorporate public health approaches in their work as it touches the opioid epidemic.

Incarceration and health Road and railroad policing The Dutch approach: towards a sustainable solution for people with disturbed behavior

What we see in the Netherland is that the number of registered incidents involving people with disturbed behaviour rises firmly. The seriousness of the incidents increases. The police spend 20% of their time on this problem. This has been shown by research from the Ministry of Security and Justice (2014). There is a shared sense of urgency among partners and politics. It is unanimously believed that the current approach is not always in the interest of the patient.

The current approach is characterized by great attention to crises, less attention to the preventive side. A sturdy chain approach is essential for a sustainable solution. The mission of the police is based on three pillars:
1. Acute (emergency) shelter and transportation (appropriate, humane)
2. Early recognition: dense network in neighborhood (police, public health service, etc.)
3. Person and context-oriented approach, enhancing lifetime structure.

The police can play a facilitating – rather than leading – role in getting parties around the table.

CONVENER: Shovita Padhi
Fraser Health Authority, Canada
CONVENER: Jennifer Carroll
Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, USA
Dutch Police Service

  1. Shovita Padhi,
    Fraser Health Authority, Canada
    The Public Health/Health Authority’s perspective
  2. Len Garis,
    City of Surrey, Canada
    The Surrey Fire perspective
  3. Keir Macdonald,
    Lookout Housing and Health Society, Canada
     The Lookout Society’s perspective (an NGO)
  4. Shawna Baher
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    Wendy Mehat,
    The RCMP perspective
  5. Terry Waterhouse,
    City of Surrey, Canada
    The City of Surrey perspective



  1. Rita Noonan,
    Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, USA
    The heroin response strategy: a new approach for collaboration between federal law enforcement and public health entities in the U.S.
  2. Jennifer Carroll,
    Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, USA
    A comprehensive assessment of 911 Good Samaritan Laws in 20 states: attitudes, implementation, and effect
  3. Sasha Mital,
    Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, USA
    Pathways from the criminal justice system to medication assisted treatment: differences in prevalence and relationship with treatment dropout
  4. Joan Papp,
    MetroHealth System, Ohio, USA
    Increasing access to medication assisted treatment in Cuyahoga County Corrections Centre
  5. Traci Green,
    Boston University and Brown University Schools of Medicine, USA
    Public health and public safety in action: detecting Fentanyl in street drugs using Fentanyl testing strips and portable machines



  1. Nasrul Ismail,
    University of the West of England
    Impact of macroeconomic austerity on prisoner health in England: a qualitative study involving international practitioners
  2. Sheila Lindner,
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
    Health care for persons deprived of liberty: experience of distance education in Brazil
  3. Stuart Kinner,
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    The role of prisons, jails and youth detention centres in addressing health inequalities in the Americas
  4. Kate McLeod,
    University of British Columbia, Canada.
    Transforming governance of healthcare in British Columbia’s correctional facilities.
  5. Rai Reece,
    Humber College, Canada
    The need for dialogue: Correctional officers and prison based needle and syringe programs



  1. Lyndel Bates,
    Griffith University, Australia.
    Improving road policing through the use of partnership policing
  2. Levi Anderson,
    Griffith University, Australia.
    Educating Intentions: the impact of police-led driver education on young drivers
  3. James Nunn,
    Loughbrough University, UK
    Linking police collision data and hospital trauma patient data. Enabling comparison of culpable drivers from serious injury non-fatal collisions with those who cause fatal injuries.
  4. Hayley McDonald,
    Monash University, Australia
    Infringements and crash risk: do sanctions for traffic offences have a deterrent effect?
  5. Nick Jones
    University of Regina, Canada
    Understanding the effects of impaired driving in Saskatchewan: perspectives of victim’s family members
  6. Milan Tucek,
    Charles University, Czech Republic.
    Medical fitness and drug use: railroad safety standards

  1. Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg,
    Chief Police Officer, Amsterdam
    The Dutch approach: towards a sustainable solution for people with disturbed behaviour
  2. Brenda van Middelkoop,
    Senior Community Policing Officer, The Netherlands
    Cooperation between the Public Health Service (PHS), the police and other partners in Vught, The Netherlands
  3. Jurriën Zondervan,
    Police Liaison Officer Mental Health, The Netherlands
    The SQT approach
  4. Joris van’t Hof,
    Bauke Koekkoek
    Police Liaison Officer Mental Health, The Netherlands
    Solid and steady support by both mental health and police staff works for ‘difficult’ people
  5. Jeroen Zoeteman,
    Henk van Dijk

    Confused suspects: a pilot study of data exchange between police, public prosecutor and mental health care in crisis situations in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


MoI 3 MoI 4
1. Police-Mental Health Partnership: working together to support wellness and respond to mental health concerns of officers and staff 1. The John Howard Society of Toronto’s Reintegration Centre: a collaborative approach to re-entry and improved health outcomes for men leaving jail
CONVENERS: Krystle Martin, Britton H. CONVENERS: Amber Kellen
2. Respectful Relationships Education 2. The Advocates Co-Responder Pre-Arrest Jail Diversion Program Model: pathways to replication and evidence based practice
CONVENERSShelby Steel, Harmony Martin-Binks, Jessica Kile and Katherine King CONVENER: Sarah Abbott, Jail Diversion Program Director

Tuesday 23 October

8:30-10:00am PLENARY SESSION P2

  • Oscar Alleyne
    Senior Advisor, Public Health Programs, National Association of County and City Health Officials, USA
    Healthy equals: practice lessons in partnership, policy and community engagement
  • Grant Edwards
    Commander, Australian Federal Police
    The cost of being a cop: police wellbeing and resilience
  • Harold Johnson
    Crown Prosecutor, Treaty 6 Territory, Canada
    The role of law enforcement and public health collaborations in addressing alcohol-related issues in Indigenous communities (presentation title to be confirmed)
8:30-3:00pm POSTERS (See Monday at 10.30am for list of poster presentations)
10.00-10.45am LEPH ORATION
Professor Sir Michael Marmot
Professor of Epidemiology, University College London, UK
Social justice and health inequalities’
11.00-12.30pm MAJOR SESSIONS
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Why a Public Health approach to policing is vital in the 21st Century

Improved understanding of police vulnerability demand has led to a collaborative Public Health approach to policing in Wales, where a multi-agency Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)-informed approach is the basis for “early intervention and prompt positive action” and root cause prevention.

The first of its kind, the Early Intervention and Prevention: Breaking the Generational Cycle of Crime project was set up between Public Health Wales, South Wales Police, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and other partners to investigate the role of policing in responding to vulnerability. Extensive research highlighted a high level of policing vulnerability related demand that traditional policing methods, training and systems were not designed to meet. This led to the development of five key recommendations for action now being trialled and tested.

The session will present an overview of this ground-breaking work being trialled and tested across Wales: incorporating evidence from the Welsh ACE study used as background for this project; research findings from understanding the police response to vulnerability; findings from evaluations on operational elements trialled to date, including trauma-informed training delivered to frontline police; and how this has developed into a national programme of work within Wales by using a public health upstream trauma-informed approach to understanding vulnerability, reducing harm and crime.


Prisons, pathways and partnerships: a collaborative approach to improve health, reduce reoffending and support continuity of care                   Models of law enforcement/mental health collaboration to improve responses to persons with mental illnesses: the evidence to date  

There is significant attention worldwide to providing better responses to persons with mental illnesses or experiencing mental health crises that come to the attention of law enforcement.

Several models of law enforcement/mental health collaboration have been developed, with the Crisis Intervention Team and Co-Responder models being the most well-known.

This panel session will include a discussion of research evidence related to the CIT and co-responder models, as well as other collaboration strategies that can be implemented as stand-alone approaches or in conjunction with co-responder or CIT models.

CHAIR/CONVENER: Sir Alun Michael
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, UK
CO-CONVENER: Janine Roderick
Public Health Wales
CONVENER: Sunita Sturup-Toft
Public Health England
CONVENER: Jennie Simpson
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, USA 

  1. Janine Roderick,
    Public Health Wales
    Why understanding vulnerability and a public health approach is vital to policing
  2. Emma Barton,
    Public Health Wales
    Dr Kat Ford,
    Operationalising the vision: turning understanding in to action
  3. Dr Michelle McManus,
    Public Health Wales
    Detective Superintendent Jo Ramessur-Williams,
    Public Health Wales  (Actual presenter to be confirmed)
    Moving forward: National roll-out

The session will include presentations from Public Health England, the WHO Health in Prisons UK Collaborating Centre, NHS England, Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Services.


  1. Amy Watson,
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Michael Compton,
    Columbia University,USA
    The CIT Model: can we call it evidence-based?
  2.  Melissa Morabito,
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
    Reviewing the co-responder approach to serving people with mental illnesses: the Boston Model
  3. Michael Compton,
    Columbia University, USA
    A potential new form of jail diversion and re-connection to mental health services: The Police–Mental Health Linkage System
  4. Stuart Thomas,
    RMIT University, Australia
    Chief Inspector Michael  Brown,
    College of Policing, UK
    Developing a practice guideline for police for management and resolution of mental health related incidents



Community safety and well-being: a new paradigm for human service delivery

Dr Chad Nilson & Cal Corley,  Community Safety Knowledge Alliance, Canada

Innovation in human service delivery is changing driven by a desire for evidence-based funding models, clear limitations of siloed approaches to human services, and both ethical and political aspirations to simply “do better”. Across Canada, there are emerging social innovations in collaborative risk-driven intervention (e.g. Hub/Situation Tables), multi-sector coordinated support (e.g. Wraparound), and bi-sector response teams (e.g. Police-Mental Health Crisis Units), among others. But what is really happening within this movement toward community safety and well-being? To conceptualize these efforts, developmental evaluator and multi-sector collaboration specialist, Dr. Chad Nilson, will address the interconnectivity of risk, vulnerability, and harm across human service sectors, and discuss the concepts, practice, and alignment of community safety and well-being.

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Law enforcement and mental health First responder stress and resilience 1 Health post-incarceration Opioid overdoses 1 HIV/HCV

  1. Matty de Wit,
    Public Health Amsterdam
    ‘Dr, your client did not pick up his prescription’: a system for pharmacists and psychiatrists to report any uncollected prescription to prevent mental health crisis and police intervention
  2. Elizabeth Sinclair,
    Treatment Advocacy Center, USA.
    Law Enforcement Road Runners: costs of transportation for mental illness crisis response 
  3. Yasmeen Krameddine,
    University of Alberta, Canada.
    Crossing borders: a mental health and de-escalation training collaboration between ProTraining.com and the Dutch National Police.
  4. Ron Hoffman,
    Nipissing University, Canada
    Police use of a mental health screener to promote a collaborative approach to responding to the needs of persons with serious mental health disorders
  5. Serina Fuller,
    London South Bank University, UK
    Daniel Frings,
    London South Bank University, UK
    A threatening enquiry: the identification of crime victims’ mental health problems by police officers


  1. Jennifer Reingle Gonzalez,
    University of Texas, USA.
    Real-time, objective measurements of physiological stress among law enforcement ffficers in Dallas, Texas
  2. Ian Hesketh,
    College of Policing, UK.
    Co-producing an emergency services wellbeing strategy in the UK
  3. Leslie Block,
    Leslie Block and Associates, Canada.
    Pathways of successful retirement in law enforcement: overcoming the landmines
  4. Jonas Hansson,
    Umeå University, Sweden
    Mind the blues: Swedish police officers’ mental health and forced deportation of unaccompanied refugee children


  1. Amanda Butler,
    Simon Fraser University, Canada.
    Patterns of emergency department utilization among people released from prison: a prospective cohort study
  2. Jesse Young,
    University of Melbourne, Australia.
    Medically verified self-harm and subsequent mental health service contact in adults recently released from prison: a prospective cohort study
  3. Stuart Kinner,
    RMIT University, Australia
    High risk of death in young people exposed to the youth justice system: a retrospective data linkage study
  4. Albert Kopak,
    Western Caroline University, USA
    Predicting risk of jail readmission with a 10-item Behavioral Health Index
  5. Ruth Martin,
    University of British Columbia, Canada.
    Unlocking the gates to health: peer health mentoring for women transitioning from a Canadian provincial correctional facility
  6. Nemesia Kelly,
    Touro University, USA
    California Exonerees Health and Well-Being Project: assessing the mental, physical, and emotional health of the wrongfully convicted

  1.  Terry Bunn,
    University of Kentucky, USA.
    Overlay of public safety and public health drug burden data to inform prevention and safety interventions
  2. DJ Larkin,
    Pivot Legal Society, Canada.
    Policing the crisis: the impacts of local policing practices on harm reduction and overdose prevention efforts in British Columbia
  3. M. Jill Sporidis,
    Metis Nation of Alberta, Canada
    Culturally-Appropriate Harm Reduction: The Métis Nation of Alberta’s (MNA) Opioid Crisis Management and Action Plan (O-CMAP)
  4. Kim Lan St-Pierre,
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
    Opioid overdose: increasing 911 calls through Good Samaritan Law to save lives  
  5. Katie Hail-Jares,
    Griffith University, Australia.
    “I Thought He Was Sleeping:” Bystanders’ reasons for not calling emergency services following fatal overdoses
  6. Jane Buxton,
    BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada.
    Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership (DOAP); interpreting and sharing timely illicit drug information to reduce harms

  1. Thomas Ndeogo,
    Ghana Police Service.
    Jones Blantari
    Enforcing the laws on public morality against key populations: the dilemma of the Ghana police service
  2. Bronwen Lichtenstein,
    University of Alabama, USA.
    Big Stakes, High Payoff?  HIV and Hepatitis C education, testing, and referrals at the Parole Office
  3. Melanie Simpson,
    University of New South Wales, Australia.
    Tony Butler
    Knowledge and awareness of new treatments for hepatitis C among Australian prison entrants
MoI 5 MoI 6
1. The Amsterdam joined-up ‘chain’ approach to public nuisance and misdemeanors. 1. Police as partners in improving abortion access
CONVENERS: Michael Willemsen CONVENER: Skuster P
2. How a shared data approach more accurately represents the rates and patterns of violence with injury. 2. To be advised
CONVENER: Benjamin Gray, Public Health Wales CONVENER:
C16 C17 C18 C19 C20
Alternatives to incarceration Policing and LEPH: collaborations, identity and education Harm reduction and drug policing 1 Marginalised communities and criminal justice Sex work and criminal justice

  1. Barry Goetz,
    Western Michigan University, USA
    A new era of pre-arrest/booking interventions for drug users?
  2. Paul Simpson,
    University of New South Wales, Australia.
    Views of senior and influential Australian policy stakeholders on justice system reform towards incarceration alternatives that address the health and social determinants of crime
  3. Dan Jones,
    Edmonton Police Service, Canada.
    The Victimization and Predation Cycle as an opportunity to work towards desistance from crime
  4. Sarah Abbott
    The Advocates Co-responder Pre-arrest Jail Diversion Program Model: pathways to replication and evidence based practice
  5. Michael Gropman,
    Brookline Police Department, USA
    Structured decision making for objective detention decisions of juveniles


  1. Jamie Clover,
    Edmonton Police Service & MacEwan University, Canada
    The future brand of policing in Canada: considering the impact on institutional identity, public expectations and genuine collaboration.
  2. Richard  Bent,
    Simon Fraser University, Canada
    Exploring the reality of contemporary policing responsibilities and whether context matters.
  3. Denise  Martin,
    Scottish Institute of Police Research/University of the West of Scotland.
    Changing the rules of the game: from crime focused to prevention focused: An essential new model for policing.
  4. Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron,
    Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement  Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia.
    Law Enforcement and Public Health in Tasmania: is Collective Impact a viable pathway for collaboration? Results from a state-wide consultation
  5. Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron,
    (see above)
    Should we teach police officers about public health ? Sorry, that’s the wrong question to ask.
  6. Daliah Heller,
    CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, USA
    Building a criminal justice pedagogy in public health: workforce development in academia

  1. David Grandy,
    Oregon Health and Science University, USA.
    The Epidemiological Criminology of methamphetamine
  2. Sharlene Kaye,
    Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, Australia
    Crystal methamphetamine use among juvenile detainees: findings from the 2015 Young People in Custody Health Survey.
  3. Neil Woods,
    Law Enforcement Action Partnership, USA.
    Innovation in drugs investigations lead to an increased vulnerability in marginalised people
  4. Marie Peoples
    Medical marijuana edible voluntary recall in Arizona
  5. Lorenzo Jones,
    Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice, USA.
    Harm Reduction Community Organizing: building power and public will for criminal justice reform
  6. Ernest Drucker
    The role of police in gaining political acceptance of local harm reduction programs

  1.  Jonas Hansson,
    Umeå University, Sweden.
    Community police interventions to strengthen social capital in socially deprived areas: a scientific clarification of Mareld investigation
  2. Adam Vaughan,
    Simon Fraser University, Canada.
    Location quotients and social disorganization: a spatial analysis of mental health calls to police services in Canada
  3. Sharon  Paten,
    Victoria Police, Australia.
    Intervening early to ensure first contact is the last: innovative approaches to reduce Aboriginal over-representation in the criminal justice system
  4. Paul Simpson,
    University of New South Wales, Australia.
    Examining primary health care access for Indigenous people in the Australian justice system using geospatial and qualitative analyses
  5. Jason  Fenno,
    Trent University, Canada.
    Could Indigenous Criminology improve current Public Health model of policing programs for Indigenous Peoples

  1. Katie Hail-jares,
    Griffith Criminology Institute, Australia
    Pace of neighborhood change and residents’ willingness to call police in response to street-based sex work
  2. Dinara Bakirova,
    Shah-Aiym Network, Kyrgyzstan
    Society wellbeing and morality as justification to persecute sex workers by police in some CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries
  3. Dinara Bakirova,
    Shah-Aiym Network, Kyrgyzstan
    Unrecognised and invisible violence against sex workers perpetrated by police and non-state actors in Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan
  4. Dinara Bakirova,
    Shah-Aiym Network, Kyrgyzstan
    Forced HIV and STI testing is human rights violation and one of the key obstacles in implementing HIV prevention programs with sex workers in Tajikistan
MoI 7 MoI 8
1. Confused suspects: a pilot study of data exchange between police, public prosecutor and mental health care in crisis situations in Amsterdam, theNetherlands. 1. Developing a police-hospital partnership model to serve people experiencing a mental health crisis in the community
CONVENER: Zoeteman J CONVENER: Leah Dunbar
2. Measuring the extent of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in an offender population 2. Ontario Provincial Police Mental Health Strategy:  our communitie collaborating to improve outcomes for people with mental health issues in Ontario
CONVENER: Dr Kat Ford, Bangor University, Wales CONVENER: Lisa Longworth

Wednesday 24 October

8:30-10:00am PLENARY SESSION P3

  • Geraldine Strathdee
    National Health Service, UK
  • Kofi N Barnes
    Judge, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Canada
  • Richard Southby
    Professor of Global Health at George Washington University, USA & University of Melbourne, Australia
    Law enforcement and public health: challenges and opportunities in educating law enforcement officers
10.30-11.55am MAJOR SESSIONS
M10 M11 M12
Crossing the divide: searching for innovations in learning between Criminal Justice and Public Health            

Core barriers identified in criminal justice, law enforcement and public health literatures is the divide between occupations, such as working in silos, professional misperceptions and demands for resources. These all serve to impede effective practice and innovation.  In order to move past these obstacles, better understanding and knowledge is required.  One way to achieve this is to effectively develop ways of learning and working together.  Drawing from an experienced range of academics, practitioners and professionals, the panel members will draw on their own experience of training and education in the field of Criminal Justice and Public Health and discuss how we overcome barriers and improve training and education for practitioners in both fields so that they may be able to enhance their ability to create safer and healthier communities.

This panel would include a brief presentation from each participant on recent engagement with such initiatives with appropriate time for discussion and debate and attempt to identify core strategies for moving forward in creating better learning opportunities. This session is intended to provide opportunities to establish a network of interested parties in developing a Special Interest Group of the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association focusing on Education and Training.


Community Policing and Vulnerable Populations

Community policing is promoted as an alternative policing strategy in order to more effectively identify and address safety needs of community members, include community members as co-producers of public safety, and to enhance police and community relationships.

While community policing has been promoted as a way to improve police responsiveness and community relationships, it has often been at the expense of, or exclusion to marginalized populations, especially people who use drugs, who may not be deemed as rightful members of the community or as the source of threat to community safety. As a result, people who use drugs may be further stigmatized, face increased punitive law enforcement actions, and experience negative health outcomes.

This session will address these issues based on an innovative effort underway in Ukraine. Over the past few years, Ukrainian police are undergoing significant reform, which includes among other things,
decentralization and introduction of community policing initiatives. Through the support of the Open Society Foundations, three localities have initiated community policing projects as a way to enhance

Scientific strategies for resiliency and mental health: current evidence behind officer resilience, coping models, police performance, and the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Discover little known scientific strategies for resiliency and mental health.

Experts from Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, and New Zealand discuss the current evidence behind officer resilience, coping models, police performance, and the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder.

CONVENER: Denise Martin,
Scottish Institute of Police Research / University of the West of Scotland
CONVENER: Marc Krupanski
Open Society Foundations, USA
CONVENER: Dr. Yasmeen Krameddine
University of Alberta, Canada

  1. Denise Martin,
    SIPR & UWS, Scotland (see above)
    ‘Looking outwards’ to ‘Look inwards’: What can we achieve when we recognise the experience of others. 
  2. Inga Heyman,
    Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
    Lessons from the classroom: the trials and triumphs
  3. Richard Southby,
    George Washington University, USA
    The University and the Police Academy: a new relationship’
  4. Nicholas Thomson,
    School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Shared learning for shared outcomes: cross sector teaching at the intersection
  5. Flora I. Matheson,
    St. Michael’s Hospital & Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Canada
    Correcting miscommunication: head injury among criminal justice populations
  6. James Clover,
    Edmonton Police, Canada
    ‘What did I just hear?’ Reflections on learning and education: a practitioner’s perspective

  1. Marc Krupanski,
    Open Society Foundations, USA
    Community policing & vulnerable populations – lessons from Ukraine
  2. Serhiy Zhuk,
    NGO representative of community policing initiative in Poltava, Ukraine
    The community policing initiative in Poltava, Ukraine: partnership between local police department and the NGO Light of Hope.
  3. Evgeniya Kuvshinova,
    representative of community policing initiative in Kiev, Ukraine
    The community policing and harm reduction initiative launched in Kiev, Ukraine in partnership with NGO Convictus
  4. Andrey Bukin,
    representative of community policing initiative in Sumy, Ukraine
    The community policing and harm reduction initiative launched in Sumy, Ukraine in partnership with NGO Legal and Social Studies Studio
  5. Yuriy Belousov,
    Expert Center on Human Rights
    Efforts of Expert Center on Human Rights to provide technical assistance support to various local community policing and harm reduction initiatives

  1. Yasmeen Krameddine,
    University of Alberta, Canada
    Peter Silverstone,
    University of Alberta, Canada
    Increasing officer mental health for the long haul: introducing an innovative and customizable online mental health and PTSD prevention training tool  (Actual presenter to be confirmed)
  2. Teun-Pieter de Snoo,
    Politie Academie, The Netherlands
    Annika Smit,
    Politie Academie, The Netherlands
    (Actual presenter to be confirmed)
    What are the underlying mechanisms of resilience? New approaches for an old challenge
  3. Ian de Terte,
    Massey University, New Zealand
    The multidimensional nature of psychological resilience
  4. Eamonn Arble,
    Eastern Michigan University
    Bengt Arnetz,
    Michigan State University, USA
    (Actual presenter to be confirmed)
    Models of First Responder coping: police as a unique population
  5. Wendy Dorrestijn,
    Politie Academie, The Netherlands
    Otto Adang,
    Politie Academie, The Netherlands
    Tom Postmes,
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands. (Actual presenter and their affiliation to be confirmed)
    Beyond the split second
12.05-1.30pm MAJOR SESSIONS
M13 M14 M15
Racial disparities in access to health and involvement with criminal justice Working across sectors to develop an evidence-based approach to policing mental health and distress in Scotland

Police coming into contact with those in mental health distress has attracted extensive interest in Scotland recently. In 2017, it featured in a range of strategies – the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027, Policing 2026, and Justice in Scotland: Vision and Priorities 2017. It is also a main theme for the newly established Scottish Government Health and Justice Collaboration Board. There is a call for innovative robust partnerships to support people with mental health needs and deliver cross sector collaborations which are responsive to local communities. Yet, such ambitions are not without challenge.

This session will present how partners across policy, practice and academia have been working together to ensure that this area of increased policy and practice activity is strongly grounded in evidence. This panel will provide an overview of the changing landscape, barriers and facilitators to delivering policing and mental health responses in Scotland. This is supported by insights of the historical context of
partnership working and developments of collaboration for Police Scotland and Health Services. Examples will be provided of research, practice and policy alliances that demonstrate partnership activity to leverage evidenced informed working.

Harm reduction and policing – working together to serve and protect people who use drugs.
CONVENER: Nick Crofts
Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health, Australia
CONVENERS: Dr Katherine Myant
Justice Analytical Services in the Scottish Government &
Inga Heyman
Scottish Institute of Police Research/Edinburgh Napier University, ScotlandChair: Inga Heyman
CONVENER: Tony Duffin
Ana Liffey Drug Project, Ireland
Chair: Dr. John Collins
London School of Economics, UK

  1. Annette Bailey,
    Ryerson University, Canada
    Nick Glynn,
    Open Society Foundations, USA
    *Presentation titles to be advised

  1. John Hawkins,
    Police Scotland
    Delivering policing and mental health responses in Scotland: the changes and the challenges within local policing
  2. Orlando Heijmer-Mason,
    Scottish Government Health and Justice Collaboration
    Health and justice: the central Government response
  3. Richard Whetton,
    Police Scotland
    Police and health: the challenges and opportunities of partnership working in Scotland.
  4. Anita Morrison,
    Justice Analytical Services, Scotland
    Developing policy and practice activity to strongly ground an evidence-based approach to policing mental health and distress in Scotland
  5. Brian Williams,
    Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
    Constructing sustainable and effective multi-agency research collaborations: reflections, lessons and suggestions
  6. Katherine Myant,
    Justice Analytical Services in the Scottish Government
    Working across sectors to develop an evidence-based approach to policing mental health and distress in Scotland  

  1. Naomi Burke-Shyne,
    Harm Reduction International, UK
    An overview of a selection of the latest research at the intersection of harm reduction, human rights and law enforcement
  2. Inspector Jason Kew,
    Thames Valley Police, UK
    Developing an adult diversion program for people who use drugs from a policing perspective
  3. Tony Duffin,
    Ana Liffey Drug Project, Ireland
    Dublin’s Assertive Case Management Team – an example of Harm Reduction and Policing Services working together
  4. Trevor Herrmann,
    Vancouver Police Department, Canada
    People who use a Supervised Injecting Facility – a policing perspective
1 2 3
Title Title          Title
C21 C22 C23 C24 C25
Sexuality, violence and criminal justice First responder stress and resilience 2 Opioid overdoses 2 Harm reduction and drug policing 2 Vulnerability

  1. Maurice Tomlinson,
    Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.
    Policing LGBTQI communities and public health: the case for LGBTQI sensitivity training
  2. Alex Workman,
    Western Sydney University, Australia.
    Are Australian perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence LGBTIQ inclusive?
  3. Ruth Jones,
    University of Worcester, UK.
    Transgender and Transphobia in Higher Education. What can we do?
  4. Hamed Elneel Maryoud,
    Role of Law in enhancing the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation /circumcision in Sudan
  5. Nazirah Hassan,
    National University of Malaysia.
    For the sake of survival: sexuality among incarcerated young people

  1. Evangelia Demou,
    University of Glasgow, Scotland.
    Organisational stressors and police officer mental wellbeing: a systematic review 
  2. Evangelia Demou,
    University of Glasgow, Scotland.
    Mental health and wellbeing needs of the Scottish Police Workforce
  3. Patricia Griffin,
    Holy Family University, USA.
    Rapid assessment of alcohol and substance use in the Kenyan National Police Force
  4. Lynda Crowley-Cyr
    University of Southern Queensland, Australia
    What effect is Australia’s worsening state of public sector corruption having on the mental health of law enforcement and first responders in Australia?


  1. Evan Anderson,
    University of Pennsylvania, USA.
    Criminal justice contact prior to fatal overdose: identifying opportunities for intervention
  2. Jane Buxton,
    BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada.
    Assessing policies and legislation to reduce client concerns of police attendance and encourage calling 9-1-1 during an overdose event  
  3. Mina Park,
    BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada.
    Alexis  Crabtree, Colleen  Pawliuk, Jane Buxton, Opioid Crisis Scoping Review Working Group
    A scoping review to identify the potential impact of different legal approaches on the opioid crisis
  4. Richard Elliott,
    Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.
    Saving Lives through Law: popularizing legislation that removes a barrier to emergency response services in the event of an overdose
  5. Jane Buxton,
    BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada.
    Evaluating the implementation of take home naloxone for persons being released from prison
  6. Marcus Lem
    BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada
    Serving and protecting in the Fentanyl crisis: assessing and communicating evidence-based occupational exposure risks to law enforcement and health care workers



  1. Wamala Twaibu Lotic,
    Christopher Buguma
    Effectiveness of Support Don’t Punish Campaigns in engaging Law Enforcement Officers and other stakeholders to embrace harm reduction in Uganda
  2. Christopher Baguma,
    Ugandan Harm Reduction Network.    Wamala Twaibu
    Law enforcement officers embracing and taking lead during the Support Don’t Punish Campaign
  3. Wamala Twaibu Lotic,
    Edward Muhwezi
    Soft Skills Advocacy: A tale of how Law Enforcement Officers champion issues of drug users In Uganda
  4. Yan Win Soe,
    Alliance Myanmar.
    Legal Environment for the HIV affected Key Populations in Myanmar
  5. Carol Strike,
    University of Toronto, Canada.
    What’s going on in the supervised injection services? Police need for more harm reduction training
  6. Greg Denham,
    Yarra Drug and Health Forum, Australia.
    Collaborative action toward establishing a Supervised Injecting Facility in Melbourne, Australia: a case study

  1. Ruth Jones,
    University of Worcester, UK.
    Kirsty  Fraser,
    Kate  Thackeray
    Refugee Women’s narratives of their journeys into England, asylum, re-settlement and integration
  2. Ruth Jones,
    University of Worcester, UK.
    Svetlana  Gasumova
    Professional responses to young people (aged 14-25 years) adversely affected by cultural, community and family change: UK and Russia
  3. Matty de Witt,
    Public Health Amsterdam
    The Self Sufficiency Matrix – Dutch version (SSM-D): a tool for screening, monitoring and evaluation in the domain of public health and law enforcement
  4. Simon St. Emmanuel
    An examination of the issues and challenges of the rights of female internally displaced persons in Nigeria
MoI 9 MoI 10
1. Deeper dive into local initiatives on community policing and vulnerable populations in Ukraine. 1. Adopting a Digital Mental Health Strategy
CONVENER: Marc Krupanski, Open Society Foundations CONVENER: Daniel Pearson Hirdes
2. Connecting the Dots: Stop Overdose Now! 2. To be advised
C26 C27 C28 C29 C30
Probation and exoneration Crisis and crisis response Alcohol and tobacco Drugs and railroads Animal law enforcement

  1. Rebecca Marples,
    University of Lincoln, UK.
    Coral Sirdifield
    Healthcare for offenders on probation –availability and the relationship between health and criminal justice agencies

  1. Bethany Van Brown,
    Western Carolina University, USA.
    Crime and Catastrophe: The social problems that set the stage for crime to happen after the 1977 NYC Blackout and Hurricane Katrina

  1. Aleksandra Kaczmarek.
    European Alcohol Policy Alliance, Belgium
    Reduction of alcohol related harm through provision of information to consumers
  2. Julia Smith,
    Simon Fraser University, Canada
    What do we really know about the illicit tobacco trade in Canada? A critical review of existing data sources

  1. Milan Tucek,
    Charles University, Czech Republic.
    Medical fitness and drug use: railroad safety standards

  1. Dawn Rault,
    University of Calgary, Canada
    Towards recognizing officers who enforce animal laws as professionals in public health. Risks and rewards of working in a medico-legal borderland.