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Preventing Sexual Violence Conference 2016
Date and time
25 Aug 2016

Curzon Building

4 Cardigan Street Birmingham B4 7BD United Kingdom

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£45 fee paying delegate, £25 charity organisations

Booking Information

Preventing Sexual Violence Conference Graphic 1 One way of exploring how best to prevent sexual violence is from a public health perspective.

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) states that a “public health model strives to prevent harm through identifying and reducing ‘risk factors’ that may contribute to the perpetration of, and victimisation by, sexual abuse.” It also identifies and enhances the “protective factors that may prevent the development of sexually abusive behaviours and vulnerability to victimisation”.

This one-day conference aims to bring together an understanding of what we already know and what we can learn when attempting to prevent sexual violence. We hope to explore this concept from a range of perspectives, and therefore invite practitioners and academics with specialist knowledge to the conference. We aim to foster a dialogue between those researching and working with both perpetrators and victims of sexual violence, providing greater networking opportunities and a platform for knowledge exchange.

Tickets are priced at £45 for full fee paying delegates, with a £25 ticket available for some groups, such as students and charities. Tickets can be booked from Eventbrite, and more information, including start times, will be added to this page closer to the event.

For more information, please contact Dr Charlotte Barlow or Dr Stephanie Kewley.

Call for Papers

The conference organisers invite you to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words. Abstracts will be reviewed and graded for inclusion within either the oral presentation or poster sessions at the conference. The deadline for submission is April 15.

More information - call for papers

Keynote Speakers

Sandra Walklate profile Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool, and adjunct professor at QUT in Brisbane, Australia. Internationally recognised for her work in victimology and research on criminal victimisation, her recent publications include: 'Victims: Trauma, Testimony, Justice' (with Ross McGarry, 2015), 'The Contradictions of Terrorism' (with Gabe Mythen, 2014), 'Criminology and War: Transgressing the Borders' (edited collection with Ross McGarry, 2015).

She is currently Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Criminology and in 2014 was given the British Society of Criminology's outstanding achievement award.

Sarah Brown Profile Sarah Brown is Professor of Forensic Psychology at Coventry University, where she is also the Deputy Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement. Outside of academia, Professor Brown is the Vice Chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) and a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).

Since 1994, Professor Brown has been conducting research in relation to sexual violence. During this time, she has had a hand in the running of several research journals, including the 'Journal of Sexual Aggression', 'Child Abuse and Neglect', and 'Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment'.

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