Dr. Alexis Theodorou will present his systematic review of literature on multiple homicide followed by suicide. Alexis will be joined by four expert responders:
Crime In Mind
At Crime In Mind, we are professionals concerned with the psychological and medical roots of crime. Particular problems are crimes of violence and sexual crimes. Research has been conducted into the causes of crimes such as these but as we all know they are still all too common and much more research is needed to understand and prevent these troubling behaviours.
Dr Alexis Theodorou
- ST7 Specialty Trainee in Forensic Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy. West London NHS Trust and Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Honorary Research Fellow Cardiff University
Professor Adam Lankford
Adam Lankford, Ph.D., is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at The University of Alabama. He is the author of two books and many peer-reviewed journal articles on various types of criminal behaviour, including mass murder, mass shootings, and terrorism. His research has examined perpetrators' psychological tendencies, mental health problems, suicidal motives, fame-seeking tactics, copycat behaviour, and weapons acquisition-along with the strategies that might be used to prevent their attacks.
Professor Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino
Professor of Adolescent Psychiatry, Tampere University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Finland.Riittakerttu Kaltiala, MD, PhD, BSc, is professor of adolescent psychiatry in Tampere University and chief psychiatrist in the Department of Adolescent Psychiatry in Tampere University Hospital. She is specialist in psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. She is the leader of one of the two nationally centralized adolescent forensic units in Finland since 2003. She has had a major role in developing the treatment approaches of the unit, which she has done in active collaboration with adolescent forensic units across Europe, establishing also continuous scientific evaluation of the unit’s practices. She is actively involved in the European Association for Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry, being a board member in EFCAP /EU since 2005 and the chairperson of EFCAP Finland since 2003. Her scientific work has, in addition to forensic psychiatric topics, focused on adolescent mental health epidemiology and health services research, and since 2011 on gender identity issues. For more information, see www.riittakerttu.fi
Dr Sandra Flynn
Lecturer in Psychology and Mental Health, Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, University of Manchester.Dr Sandra Flynn is an experienced researcher in the field of forensic mental health working within the Centre for Mental Health and Safety at the University of Manchester. She contributed extensively to the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health as a Research Fellow and has completed work in this profession for over 20 years. Her research interests include suicide, familial homicide, homicide-suicide and violence by people with mental illness. Her work has centred on improving safety in mental health and criminal justice settings, with a specific focus on suicide prevention.
Dr Frank Farnham
Forensic psychiatrist and clinical lead for the National Stalking Clinic, the Counter Terrorism Vulnerability Hub and the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre, UK.Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the North London Forensic Service. Clinical Director of the National Stalking Clinic and Clinical Director of Turning Stones, a service for assessing risk in sex offenders. Co-author of 20 papers in the specialist literature and several book chapters.
When: 7th December 2021 @ 5pm GMT
Where: Zoom Platform
· Professor Adam Lankford, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, USA.
· Professor Riittakerttu Kaltalia-Heino, Professor of Adolescent Psychiatry, Tampere University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Finland.
· Dr.Sandra Flynn, Division of Psychology and Mental Health, Manchester University, UK.
· Dr.Frank Farnham, Forensic psychiatrist and clinical lead for the National Stalking Clinic, the Counter Terrorism Vulnerability Hub and the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre, UK.
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