Conference Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Robert Hare

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Psychopathy and Criminal Justice

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia and President of Darkstone Research Group Ltd., a forensic research and consulting firm. He has devoted most of his academic career to the investigation of psychopathy, its nature, assessment, and implications for mental health and criminal justice. He is the developer of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) and a co-author of its derivatives.


Sgt. Ret. Ernie Louttit

Sgt. (Ret.) Ernie Louttit, Author
Lighting Up Violence

Ernie Louttit was born in Northern Ontario. A member of the Missanabie Cree First Nation, he was raised off reserve. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces at 17 years of age and ended his career with the Saskatoon Police Service after 35 years in uniform. He has written two books about his experiences, the leadership and the life lessons he has learned.


RobertaSinclairVA2016HeadshotRoberta Sinclair, Ph.D., RCMP, Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future

Roberta Sinclair, Ph.D., manages the Program Research and Development unit of the Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children/Behavioural Science Branch, Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Roberta is also an adjunct professor in the Sociology and Anthropology department and the Institute for Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University.  Dr. Sinclair has presented her research at various conferences, workshops and law enforcement training sessions nationally and internationally, and has participated on several crime and youth, and violence against women panels.


Dr. Paul GendreauHenry J. Steadman, Ph.D., President, Policy Research Associates
Are Mental Health Courts a Good Idea?

Henry J. Steadman, Ph.D., has been President of Policy Research Associates, Inc. since he founded it in 1987.  Previously, Dr. Steadman ran a nationally known research bureau for 17 years for the New York State Office of Mental Health.  His work has resulted in eight books, over 150 journal articles in a wide range of professional journals.



Workshop Speakers

Kelley Blanchette, Ph.D., Director General, Mental Health, Correctional Service Canada
Corporal Jared Clarke
, Investigator, Saskatchewan ICE Unit
Colleen Dell
, Ph.D., Professor, Research Chair in Substance Abuse, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan
Adelle Forth
, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University
Holly Graham, R.N., Ph.D., R.D. Psychologist (Provisional), Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Andrew Haag, Forensic Psychologist, Alberta Health Services, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry and Sessional Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Alberta
Detective Chris Hayduk, Behavioural Assessment Unit, Edmonton Police Service
Dr. Ron Hoffman
, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Nipissing University
Dr. Debra Jellicoe, Clinical Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Assessment and Community Services (FACS), Alberta Health Services
Glen Luther, Professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Mansfield Mela
, Professor, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Rick McEachran
, National Project Manager, Preventive Security and Intelligence Division, Security Branch, Correctional Service Canada
Mark Olver
, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan
Detective Sergeant Darren Parisien, Investigator, Saskatchewan ICE Unit
Heather Shepard
, B.A. (CJ/Soc), Cultural Relations Officer, Regina Police Services
Yvonne Stys, Research Manager, Operational Research, Research Branch, Correctional Service Canada

V&A 2016 Program at a Glance