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Note: All Plenary Sessions will take place in the Neatby Timlin Theatre, Room 241, Arts Building, University of Saskatchewan.  From this location, Symposium delegates will be directed to the appropriate Workshop Session venues.

May 15, 2016

6:30 p.m.  Reception and Registration - Marquis Hall, 2nd Floor, University of Saskatchewan

   Guest Speaker: Peter Linkletter, Deputy Commissioner, Prairie Region, Correctional Service Canada

May 16, 2016

7:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast - Marquis Hall, 2nd Floor
                     Registration - Neatby Timlin Theatre, Room 241 Arts Building

8:15 a.m. Welcome Steve Wormith
                                    Chair, 16th Biennial Violence and Aggression Symposium
                                    Director, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies

                   Prayer Elder Peter Bunnie

8:30 a.m.   Plenary Session: Psychopathy and Criminal Justice

Speaker: Robert D. Hare, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia

10:00 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m. Workshop Sessions:

A1: Youth Psychopathy and Violence: Myths and Realities; Adelle Forth, Carleton University

A2: Mainstreaming Mental Health Courts; Glen Luther and Dr. Mansfield Mela, University of Saskatchewan

A3: Prevention, not Prediction: The Regina Police Service's Response to Honour-Based Violence; Heather Shepard, Regina Police Service

12:00 p.m.   Lunch - Marquis Hall, 2nd Floor

1:00 p.m.     Poster Session

1:30 p.m.   Plenary Session: Are Mental Health Courts a Good Idea?

Speaker: Henry J. Steadman, President, Policy Research Associates

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.   Workshop Sessions:

B1: A Historical Look at the Entire Not Criminally Responsible Population of Alberta: Recidivism and the Influence of the Swain & Winko Supreme Court Decisions; Andrew Haag, Alberta Health Services

B2: Treatment of Psychopathic Offenders: Evidence, Issues, Controversies; Mark Olver, University of Saskatchewan

B3: Radicalized Offenders and CSC: Evidence-Based Correctional Management; Rick McEachran and Yvonne Stys, Correctional Service Canada

5:30 p.m.   Cash Bar Opens - Marquis Hall, 2nd Floor

6:30 p.m.   Banquet - Marquis Hall, 2nd Floor

7:30 p.m.   Guest Speaker: Chief Richard Bourassa, Moose Jaw Police Service

May 17, 2016

7:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast - Marquis Hall, 2nd Floor
                     Registration - Neatby Timlin Theatre, Room 241 Arts Building

8:30 a.m.   Plenary Session: Online Child Sexual Exploitation:
                    Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future

Speaker: Roberta Sinclair, Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, RCMP

10:00 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m.  Workshop Sessions

C1: The Intersection of Mental Illness and Violence: CSC's Multi-Pronged Approach; Kelley Blanchette, Correctional Service Canada

C2: An Indigenous Holistic Approach to Trauma, Aggression, and Violence Utilizing the Medicine Wheel; Holly Graham, University of Saskatchewan

C3: Internet Child Exploitation Investigations; Det. Sgt. Darren Parisien and Cpl. Jared Clarke, Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit

12:00 p.m.  Lunch - Marquis Hall, 2nd Floor

1:30 p.m.   Plenary Session: Lighting Up Violence

Speaker: Sgt. (Ret.) Ernie Louttit, Author

3:00 p.m.  Break

3:30 p.m.   Workshop Sessions

D1: PAWSitive Impacts: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs and Prisoner Health; Colleen Dell, University of Saskatchewan

D2: Managing High Risk Offenders: A Multiagency, Multidisciplinary Approach; Debra Jellicoe, Alberta Health Services, and Det. Chris Hayduk, Edmonton Police Service

D3: The Use of a Brief Mental Health Screener to Enhance the Ability of Police Officers to Identify Persons with Serious Mental Disorders; Ron Hoffman, Nipissing University

5:00 p.m.  Symposium Close