Restorative policing: ACT Chief Police Officer and expert criminologists in conversation

RegNet Innovations Seminar


Lawrence Sherman, Heather Strang and Justine Saunders


Seminar Room 1.04, Coombs Extension Building (8), Fellows Road, ANU


Tuesday, 6 June, 2017 - 12:30 to 13:30

This event will be a panel discussion between the ACT Chief Police Officer, Justine Saunders, and Professors Larry Sherman and Heather Strang from Cambridge University, facilitated by John Braithwaite, on the topic of restorative policing.

For catering purposes please RSVP at this webform by midday 2 June 2016.

This is a meeting of the Canberra Restorative Community Network hosted by RegNet, Australian National University

About the Speakers

Professor Lawrence W. Sherman is Director of the Institute of Criminology of the University of Cambridge, where he has served as Wolfson Professor of Criminology since 2007. He is also Director of the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology and Chair of the Cambridge Police Executive Programme. His research interests are in the fields of crime prevention, evidence-based policy, restorative justice, police practices and experimental criminology. For more detail visit his profile.

Dr. Heather Strang is an experimental criminologist who has worked with police departments and criminal justice agencies in Australia, the US and UK. As Director of the Centre for Restorative at the Australian National University, she directed a ten-year followup of over 3,000 victims and offenders who have participated in restorative justice meetings in Canberra, London, Northumbria and Thames Valley. She has a special interest in victims of crime which continues to be the focus of her own research. For more detail visit her profile.

Assistant Commissioner Justine Saunders APM has been a member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for 27 Years. She spent her first 10 years performing a range of community policing functions and detective roles in general and specialised investigative areas within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Assistant Commissioner Saunders then moved into the National AFParena where she undertook leadership roles in operational teams responsible for transnational crime, drug importations, people smuggling, counter terrorism, fraud and intelligence. She commenced the role of the Chief Police Officer for the ACT on November 2016. For more detail visit her profile.




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