SU Criminal Justice at 36th International Congress on Law and Mental Health

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
July 1, 2019

Seattle University’s Department of Criminal Justice is taking over the 36th International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Rome, July 21 through 26. Twenty-six students, faculty, alumni, and advisory committee members will attend, 18 of who whom will be presenters.

Criminal Justice faculty, students and advisory committee members at conferenceAs the Director of the SU Crime and Research Center, Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, has served on the IALMH International Scientific Committee since 2013 and is responsible for organizing panels at The Congress. Her leadership has meant that students, faculty, alumni, and advisory committee members have participated in the biannual event in Amsterdam (2013), Vienna (2015), and Prague (2017).

This year’s panel participation:

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model in a University Police Department

Presenters:

  • John Vinson, PhD, Criminal Justice Adjunct Faculty and Advisory Committee, and University of Washington Student Services
  • Cierrah Loveness, Senior, BACJ, Forensic Psychology

Continuous Improvement and Innovation related to Crisis Intervention in the Seattle Police Department

Presenter

  • Adrian Diaz, MA, MPA, Asst. Chief, Seattle Police Department and Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

Criminal Justice faculty, students and advisory committee members at conferenceA Police-Led Reentry Program for Women Leaving Prison: The IF Project’s Seattle Women’s Reentry

Presenters

  • Kim Bogucki, BA, Detective, Seattle Police Department and Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
  • Emily Stefhon, Senior,BACJ, Forensic Psychology, and Seattle Police Department’s IF Project Administrative Assistant

Results from a Mixed-Method Evaluation of the IF Project’s Seattle Women’s Reentry

Criminal Justice faculty, students and advisory committee members at conferencePresenters

  • Jacqueline B. Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Tia Squires, MA/JD, Criminal Justice/School of Law
  • Kidst Messelu, MACJ, Investigative Criminology

Contributors

  • Elaine Gunnison, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Nadine Guyo, BACJ, Forensic Psychology

Can We Predict Violence?

Presenter

  • Loren Atherley, MACJ/Investigative Criminology, and Advisory Committee, and Senior Research Scientist, Seattle Police Department

Do Community Perceptions of Homelessness and Mental Illness Impact Police Legitimacy? Micro-Community Level Findings from the Seattle Public Safety Survey in Washington State, USA

Presenter

  • Jacqueline B. Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Adrian Diaz, MA, MPA, Assistant Chief, Seattle Police Department, and Criminal Justice Advisory Committee)
  • Heather Chestnut, MACJ/Investigative Criminology – 2nd Year, Criminal Justice
  • Katlynn McDaniels, MACJ/Investigative Criminology – 2nd Year, Criminal Justice

Contributor

  • William Parkin, PhD, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Ashley Catanyag, Senior, BACJ, Forensic Psychology
  • Cassie St. Cyr, MACJ/Investigative Criminology – 2nd Year, Criminal Justice
  • Hailey Gilford, BACJ, Forensic Psychology
  • Taylor Lowery MACJ/Investigative Criminology – 2nd Year, Criminal Justice
  • Anastasiya Schevchuk, MACJ/Investigative Criminology – 2nd Year, Criminal Justice

Partnering to Eradicate the Effects of Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Bias in a State Court System: The Gavel Gap and Beyond

Presenters

  • Bonnie J. Glenn, JD, Judge, Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings, and Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
  • Courtney Baker, BACJ, Forensic Psychology

Mental Health and Legal Challenges in Policing, Crime Prevention, and Correctional Management and Death Row -- Informing Policy, Practice, and Legislation

Moderators

  • Al O’Brien, MA, Criminal Adjunct Faculty and Advisory Committee
  • Bonnie J. Glenn, JD, Criminal Adjunct Faculty and Advisory Committee

Exploring the Reid Techniques Influences on False Confessions: A Meta-Analysis

Presenter

  • Katlynn McDaniels, MACJ/Investigative Criminology – 2nd Year, Criminal Justice

Complex trauma, criminal behavior, and access to mental health treatment: Results from the Survey of Inmates in State Correctional Facilities

Presenter

  • Kaely Wickham, MACJ/Investigative Criminology – 2nd Year, Criminal Justice

Mental Health and Behavioral Crisis on Death Row: Correctional Management Challenges

Presenter

  • Sophia Evans, Sophomore, BACJ, Forensic Psychology

Sex Offender Registrants

Presenter

  • Emily Stefhon, Senior, BACJ, Forensic Psychology

Photos: past International Congress on Law and Mental Health attendees