Sharing Knowledge & Experience at the British Psychological Society National Conference
Matthew Graham recently presented a workshop at the National Conference of Forensic Psychologists: 'Detection, Assessment, Treatment and the Law for Internet Sexual Offenders'. The session, presented alongside specialist forensic psychologists, was both a training and learning exercise relating to this ever-developing area of practice.
Exploring internet sexual offending from the origins of harmful online behaviour through police investigation, prosecution, sentence, treatment and risk assessment, the conference allowed the professional delegates an opportunity to share experience and best practice.
Matthew said of the conference, “Understanding and developing the availability of treatment pathways for internet sexual offenders remains of paramount importance, both for a justice system under enormous strain but more importantly for society more widely. The role of the charitable and private sectors in achieving solutions relies on the dedication, expertise and innovation of this genuinely expert group of practitioners.”
A continuing collaboration between legal practitioners, psychologists and therapists, particularly with a view to achieving early, meaningful therapeutic interventions remains central to addressing offending behaviour, achieving behaviour change and risk reduction for those offenders who want help and support.
Matthew’s particular interest and expertise in working with those accused of sexual offending continues to cross the traditional boundaries of criminal defence practice, reaching out to the wider community involved in the criminal justice system and those who work with those accused of sexual offending, online or otherwise. This multi-disciplinary approach and skill set affords enormous benefits for clients of the Criminal Team who face such accusations, further underpinning the Team’s market leading service in this sector.
To contact Matthew Graham please call 01225 485700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org