Adèle DESIRS in a French Police Captain who has been detached to the Argos unit within the Queensland Police Services in Australia since March 2017, as a Victim Identification Analyst. Within Argos, her work consists in analyzing and categorizing all the data seized by the unit post-arrest, but also pro-actively searching the web and darknet for new child abuse material, with the aim of identifying the victims and offenders. Prior to her role in Argos, Adèle DESIRS has been a Criminal Intelligence Officer within the Crimes against Children unit at the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon for 5 years, where she was mainly responsible for the Victim Identification activities, and the administration of the International Child Sexual Exploitation Database (ICSEDB).
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Mr. Normand is general manager of Bluebear LES, a software company specialising in the fight against online child exploitation which he took over in 2007. Before being the CEO and majority shareholder at Bluebear LES, Antoine Normand co founded Cactus Commerce. Between 1995 and 2006, he was instrumental in positioning Cactus as a world leader in e-commerce solutions on the Microsoft platform. On February 27th 2013, Antoine Normand was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his commitment to combating child exploitation on the Internet worldwide. Antoine received his Civil Law License from the University of Ottawa in 1996.
Arnold Guerin has been seconded to the RCMP Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children/Behavioural Sciences Branch (CPCMEC/BSB) for over 10 years. He is responsible for replacing the CETS program with Hubstream and for rolling out Project VIC Canada. Arnold has considerable experience in combating child exploitation, first working with aboriginal communities, then the Saanich Police Departments Child Abuse Team. Arnold now works in NCECC Technology and Innovation Section and has been pivotal in developing new tools to automate the gathering of intelligence of online child exploitation. He has also worked with leading computer forensic companies to develop public-private partnerships to aid the police in their effort to combat online child sexual exploitation. Finally, Arnold has been responsible for developing a strategy to implement an automated IT approach to “An Act Respecting the Mandatory Reporting of Internet Child Pornography by Persons who Provide an Internet Service,” to collect complaints from Canadian companies of online child sexual exploitation.
Since June 2016, Brandon Kaopuiki has worked for International Justice Mission – a global NGO that protects the poor from violence in the developing world – as an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Specialist in the Philippines. Brandon is assigned to the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters, where the Women & Children Protection Center (WCPC) has designated him an investigative consultant/advisor to its Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATIPD). Prior to joining IJM, Brandon served for almost 18 years as a state and municipal law enforcement officer in the United States, where he specialized in child abuse and exploitation investigations as part of the ICAC program. In additional to his investigative duties, he was a frequent presenter to various professional and community groups on subjects related to child abuse and exploitation.
Carrie Paschall is currently the Chief Investigative and Support Services Officer for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center where she oversees the management of a forensic interview team of seven including the Assistant Director of Forensic Services and the Family Support Services Program team of 18. Prior to coming to the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center in 2014 she was with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office as the Child Forensic Interviewer for the Crimes Against Children Unit for 14 years. As a child interviewer, Carrie assisted local, state and federal law enforcement officials by conducting video recorded forensic interviews of children in cases where the child is alleged to have been the victim of or witness to child abuse and other violent crimes. Carrie also occasionally assisted prosecutors in preparing children for court and preparing cross examination of defense experts in the field of child forensic interviewing and sexual abuse dynamics and disclosure. Carrie is often called upon by prosecutors to testify as an expert witness in forensic interviews of children in both civil and criminal cases. Carrie has testified in numerous criminal and civil trials in both juvenile and district court in Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana. In total, Carrie has conducted over 5,450 video recorded child forensic interviews.
Cecilia Wallin, Criminal Intelligence Officer at INTERPOL Crimes against Children since 2015, is the team leader for the team based in the Asian region since 2017. Cecilia has 13 years’ experience in investigation of child sexual exploitation at a local, national and international level, also delivering national training. She joined the Swedish Police Authority in 2005 after graduating from Uppsala University in Sweden with a Degree in Master of Laws. Cecilia is a part of an International network of experts focusing on identification of the sexually abused children depicted in images and videos located across the world. Cecilia is an administrator of the International Child Sexual Exploitation database (ICSE) and instructor of INTERPOL’s trainings to build capacity in the Asian and South Pacific region.
Mr. Christian Berg has founded the Safer Society Group which consists of the three companies NetClean, Griffeye and Paliscope, all with a focus to create a safer society. NetClean has a suite of products to stop child sexual abuse content, Griffeye has the world’s premier solution to investigate cases involving huge volumes of images and videos and Paliscope is the tool for online investigations. Mr. Christian Berg has two Master’s Degrees; Automation Engineering from Chalmers University of Technologies and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship.
Cody Mitchell has been a law enforcement officer for approximately 20 years and holds a Master peace officer license in the state of Texas. Cody had worked in several capacities to include patrol and criminal investigations. For the past 8 years Cody has been assigned to the Texas Ranger Division where he is tasked with assisting all State and federal agencies and is responsible for all major investigations occurring within Texas. For the past 10 years Cody has helped develop the Interdiction for the Protection of Children program. A program that teaches officers how to identify missing, abducted, and exploited children as well as how to identify those that pose a high risk threat to children. Cody speaks on the subject of Child Interdiction both nationally and internationally and helps train officers to be proactive in the fight to protect children from those who mean to do them harm.
Colm GANNON is a Principal Advisor with the Digital Safety Directorate, Internal Affairs, New Zealand. Colm has been attached to the team since 2010. Prior to working in New Zealand, Colm worked for An Garda Siochana (Irish National Police Service). While working in the Irish Police Service, Colm worked on investigations relating to Organised Crime, Counter Terrorism, Drugs Trafficking, Human Trafficking and Cyber based Investigations. Colm has successfully completed a Master of Science in Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime Investigation. He also been involved in the creation of a mobile forensic teaching course on behalf of the European Commission as part of the ECTEG (European Cybercrime Training and Education Group) training program. Colm has remained active in the training of Law Enforcement internationally and every year teaches on the Europol – Combatting Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (COSEC).
Detective Inspector Danny van Althuis started his career within the Dutch police 23 years ago. The first few years he worked as a uniform officer in the emergency response unit before he became a Crime Scene Investigator and an Aviation Accident Investigator with the Aviation police. In 2006 he became team leader in complex, project based and international investigations. Since 2014 he works within the Dutch Child Exploitation Team, first as an Investigations Coordinator and since 2017 as Coordinator International Affairs. In his career Danny has participated and led numerous complex investigations in different criminal areas. In January 2018 he was honored that he -amongst others- was Awarded by AFP commissioner, Andrew Colvin APM OAM with the Commissioner’s Group Citation for Conspicuous Conduct (CGCCC) for his participation in operation NIRO. Operation NIRO resulted in the dismantling of an international organized paedophile syndicate and arrest of one of Australia‘s worst sex offenders in the Philippines.
Dr Danielle Arlanda Harris is the Deputy Director-Research of the Griffith Youth Forensic Service and a Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. She holds a doctorate in Criminology from Griffith University (2008), a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland (2004) and a Bachelor of Arts (hons) in Justice Studies from the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Westminster (2001). She has published more than 25 articles and book chapters and has given over 50 presentations at international conferences. Her research examines sexual aggression through a life course perspective, examining onset, specialization/versatility, desistance, and related public policy. Her study of civilly committed sex offenders in Massachusetts was funded by the Guggenheim Foundation and she recently received a grant from the California Sex Offender Management Board for a statewide survey of community supervision practices. Her first book—which draws on the narratives of 74 men convicted of sexual offenses and released from custody—was released in December.
Dr Åsa Kastbom is a physician at the University Hospital in Linkoping Sweden. Dr Kastbom work with children, adolescents and adults at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry department as well as the Adult Psychiatry Department. Kastbom is the consultant at the Trauma Unit for physically and sexually abused children and for children with problematic sexual behaviours and at the Adult Psychiatry Emergency Department. She is also working at the Transsexual National Center and is a senior member of the Child Protection Team the region of Ostergotland Sweden. Dr Kastbom also works for the Swedish non-profit organization Säkra Varje Unge (Protect Every Child) with a mission to prevent the sexual abuse of children. Her research interests are among the sexual behaviour area among both children and adolescents and consequences of an early sexual debut but also about treatment and sequela of traumatized children.
Dr Danielle Shumack is a forensic and clinical psychologist and Griffith Youth Forensic Service senior clinician. Danielle is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society Forensic and Clinical Colleges. Danielle has been working with youth who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior for the past 15 years. Her primary focus has been the provision of comprehensive assessment and treatment interventions for high-risk and clinically complex cases. Danielle is published in the area of collaborative partnerships in the provision of services for youth who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior and has research interests in the management of youth presenting with higher risk of sexual offence recidivism and complex needs.
Dr Gemma McKibbin is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, working with Prof Cathy Humphreys and Prof Kelsey Hegarty under the Melbourne Alliance to End Violence Against Women and their Children research stream. Gemma has a background in gender studies and worked previously at WIRE, Women’s Information delivering information, referral and support to women within a feminist framework. She has recently completed a PhD in the Department of Social Work at the University of Melbourne about the prevention of Harmful Sexual Behaviour carried out by children & young people. Gemma is the lead researcher on a large action research project in collaboration with MacKillop Family Services to prevent Child sexual Exploitation and Harmful Sexual Behaviour for children & young people living in out-of-home care.
Dr Joe Sullivan is a Forensic Psychologist and heads up the only Behavioural Analysis Unit which specialises exclusively in consulting on sexual crimes against children. He is a lecturer and senior research fellow in Criminology and Forensic Psychology. Dr Sullivan is currently Clinical Director for a project providing therapeutic Services for children and young people engaging in problematic sexual behaviour. He is involved in several longitudinal research projects exploring perpetrator behaviour. Based upon the results of this research he has developed the S-BAT, a series of behaviour analysis tools which are used in suspect profiling and interview strategy development, He teaches these techniques through the Mentor Professional Development Academy. He has assisted law enforcement worldwide on investigations into suspected sexual crimes against children. These include the investigation into the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler and more recently April Jones as well as the investigation into the disappearance of Madeline McCann. He has interviewed and risk assessed hundreds of sex offenders in this 31 years of specialising in this area including notorious sex offenders such as Sidney Cook and Gary Glitter.
Dr Michael Salter is a senior lecturer in criminology at Western Sydney University. He specializes in the study of complex trauma, organized abuse and technologically-facilitated abuse, and he is the author of Organised Sexual Abuse (Routledge, 2013) and Crime, Justice and Social Media (Routledge, 2017). Current research projects include the evaluation of a sibling incest treatment program, a national review of responses to perpetrators of violence against women and children, and a study of the health and safety of women with complex trauma. He is an Associate Editor of Child Abuse Review, the peer reviewed journal of the British Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. He sits on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation where he chairs the Special Interest Group on organised sexual abuse. Dr Salter was recently awarded the Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
Dr Nadine McKillop is a lecturer in Criminology and Justice. Also a registered psychologist, Nadine worked with both offenders and victims within criminal justice settings before entering academia. Her research interests include understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse, the assessment and treatment of youth and adult sexual offenders, as well as factors associated with the onset of youth and adult offending to reduce the extent and impacts of sexual violence and abuse in the community. More recently, she has been engaged in program evaluation for both adults and youth who offend. Nadine is an adjunct Research Fellow with the Griffith Criminology Institute and Honorary Research Fellow with the Centre for Advances in Behavioural Sciences, Coventry University.
Detective Erin Schweitzer is a 23 year veteran of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department in Portland Oregon, USA, and a task force officer with HSI. Detective Schweitzer began her work in child abuse when she was assigned to work as the full time liaison and investigator at a Child Abuse Advocacy Center. In 2001, she was promoted to detective and was assigned as a child abuse investigator. In 2007, Erin was one of the founding members of INTERCEPT task force that combats internet crimes against children. Erin is a founding member of the organizing committee for the Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit, one of the nation’s premier child abuse training events, currently entering its 20th year. Erin also work closely with survivors of child abuse as a volunteer with the Sparks of Hope foundation. She has been a speaker at multiple child abuse conferences across the United States, including Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference, Child Abuse Summit and Family Violence Conference, and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Erin recently went to school to become a Polygraph exam examiner to add to her tools she uses to combat offenders who prey on our most vulnerable victims.
Jason Fagg is program coordinator of the Turning Corners Program at Bravehearts. Jason has extensive experience working with at risk populations, specialising in mental health, trauma, harmful sexual behaviour and complex needs. Jason also has substantial experience providing consultation and training to the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Woman, Queensland Health, Restorative Justice and out of home care providers. Jason has recently presented at National Foster Care Conference and National Crime Prevention conference as well as state based youth conferences.
Jeff Rich has been assigned to the Plano (Texas) Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division as a child abuse and violent crimes investigator. In this role Jeff investigates internet crimes against children and conducts online child exploitation investigations as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC) Task Force. In this capacity, Detective Rich also serves on the Technical Development Team of the FBI’s VCAC and the ICAC to aid in the development and implementation of the tools used worldwide to investigate these offenses. Detective Rich serves on numerous committees related to the investigation on the exploitation of children and conducts training on violent crimes, internet crimes, crimes against children, and multidisciplinary teams on a national and international level. Detective Rich co-authored the “First Responders to Child Abuse Investigations” curriculum which was taught to first responders in the investigation of child abuse and utilization of the multidisciplinary teams.
Jennifer Newman is the Senior Program Strategist for NCMEC’s Exploited Children Division (ECD). Jennifer joined NCMEC in 2001, and has spent the past seventeen years working on cases, programs, and issues in the fight against the sexual exploitation of children. In her current role, Ms. Newman assists in the growth and development of the ECD’s strategy, policies, roles, and services. Working closely with the management team, Ms. Newman helps implement projects, workflows, policies and systems to enable the ECD to perform at an optimal rate and provide new and enhanced products and services to the public, industry, law enforcement, NGOs, and other stakeholders. For over 13 years, Jennifer has presented at various national, local and international trainings and conferences related to the sexual exploitation of children. She holds a B.S. and most recently earned the Advanced Project Management certification through Stanford University.
John Penn II, Senior Solutions Architect for Law Enforcement Technologies at Adobe Systems Incorporated in San Jose, California, has spent nearly four decades writing software. Most recently, he spent eleven years working at Adobe as a Senior Computer Scientist on Photoshop. But after attending the first Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Conference, John was so profoundly affected by what he heard that he moved into what has become the most challenging, rewarding chapter of his career: Victim Identification and Digital Media Analysis for law enforcement. Focusing on the role software can play in the prevention and investigation of internet crimes against children as well as crimes involving digital media, John has helped develop advanced victim identification tools and techniques and train police officers and federal agents on their implementation. His overarching mission now is to foster better communication between law enforcement and the software industry, and promote a better understanding of the challenges faced by both. He continues to develop new technologies, techniques and training to help law enforcement with high tech challenges.
Julie Inman-Grant is the eSafety Commissioner and responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians. She commenced this five year appointment in January 2017. Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter, and most recently Adobe. Julie’s career began in Washington DC, working in the US Congress and the non-profit sector before taking on a role at Microsoft. Julie’s experience at Microsoft spanned 17 years, serving as one of the company’s first and longest-standing government relations professionals, ultimately in the role of Global Safety Director for safety policy and outreach.At Twitter, Julie headed up Public Policy for Australia and South East Asia, managing a range of public policy issues, including online safety and countering violent extremism. Julie also built Twitter’s ‘Rules and Tools’ for safety, and conceptualised and piloted #PositionofStrength, which now serves as Twitter’s global female safety and empowerment program. Most recently, Julie served as Director of Government Relations Asia Pacific at Adobe, where she worked with governments across the region on issues such as innovation and digital transformation, creativity and STEM skills development and cybersecurity.
Kristy Kosak manages Thorn’s digital presence — from social media channels to the website to email and beyond. She spearheads strategies that inform and elevate Thorn’s programmatic goals around deterrence and awareness efforts to defend children from sexual abuse. Prior to Thorn, Kristy spent five years at a digital marketing agency, helping nonprofit clients big and small create positive change and amplify their voice through various digital platforms.
Leah Treitman is a Program Manager at Facebook. She is responsible for developing programs and partnerships that support victims and prevent real world harm to at-risk people. She specializes in preventing child sexual abuse. Thorn and Facebook teamed up to educate minors about content sextortion. In partnership with Facebook, Thorn created a video and resources to create awareness among teens about common tactics used in grooming and sextortion, de-stigmatize the issue, and promote conversations with trusted adults so that they have a stronger safety net to help prevent sextortion and a trusted ally if something goes wrong. In this presentation you will about Thorn and Facebook’s Online Safety team, and how they’ve worked together. They will discuss research conducted prior to campaign development, walk through the campaign creation process and results, and discuss expansion plans for 2018.
Detective Inspector Lesley Lindner started her career within the Dutch Police 16 years ago. The first few years as a uniform officer in the emergency response unit in the city of Rotterdam. After that she left the Police Force to attend several studies such as Forensic Psychiatry and Psychopathology. She did this while working in a ‘detention under hospital orders’ environment as a therapist. In 2012 she returned to the Dutch Police Force and started working within the Dutch Child Exploitation Team.
First as a case preparation officer, handling all the Dutch NCMEC referrals and other international cases. In the process of doing this she prioritized these cases and identified numerous of abusers, downloaders and victims. Since 2017 she started working on DarkWeb related investigations where she currently is pinpointing and drawing up an inventory regarding the Dutch TOR users on several DarkWeb child pornography boards. In doing so, the Dutch Child Exploitation Team was able to make a list of the current Dutch DarkWeb Keyplayers.
Lloyd Richardson is the Director of Information Technology at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) – a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. The mission of C3P is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children and prevent child victimization through a number of programs, services, and resources for Canadian families, child-serving organizations and law enforcement. Lloyd oversees the technical operations for C3P which encompasses Canada’s national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children (cybertip.ca), Project Arachnid, Cleanfeed Canada and a number of other projects. Lloyd has been working in the information technology space for the last 19 years the last 12 of which have been with C3P.
Mark de Crespigny is Deputy Director Illegal Imports and Exports and Human Exploitation/Border Protection with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. In this role he has national responsibility for overseeing a large variety of crime types, including general drug and precursor importation offences, money laundering, child exploitation offences, human trafficking, slavery and people smuggling. Mark has had a long and distinguished career with the CDPP, having joined in 1989. He has worked in the Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra Offices. In addition to conducting Commonwealth prosecutions across numerous crime types, Mark has experience in providing national coordination for specific areas of practice and managing the CDPP’s relationship with a variety of partner agencies. Mark has been a member of the Senior Executive Service for more than 10 years, initially as the Assistant Director of our Legal Advice branch in Canberra and most recently, playing an integral role in leading our Hobart and Canberra Offices as part of the International Assistance and Specialist Agencies Practice Group. Mark holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University.
Detective Sergeant Matthew Lyons is a member of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) who has dedicated the last decade of his policing career to sexual crime investigations. This has included stranger based sexual crime, child sexual abuse and managing the Australian National Child Offender Register within South Australia. Matthew is currently the supervisor of the South Australian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) which consists of Detectives and Federal Agents from SAPOL and the Australian Federal Police. Matthew is responsible for leading and managing criminal investigations into the online exploitation of children which includes managing victim identification specialists and covert online operations. Matthew is passionate about child protection and is privileged to be part of a team which identifies victims and perpetrators of child exploitation throughout globe.
Matthew Simon is the APAC Forensic Sales Consultant for Magnet Forensics. Matthew’s role is to support customers of Magnet Forensics across the APAC region in the application of digital forensics, to understand the technical challenges investigators are facing and help ensure the company is providing the most relevant and innovative solutions. Matthew previously held the role of Digital Crime Officer at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation where he was in the Digital Forensics Laboratory. In this role he worked closely with the INTERPOL member countries to provide incident response, capacity building and training, and digital forensics laboratory support. Prior to his time at INTERPOL, Matthew spent almost five years in criminal law enforcement as an Electronic Evidence Specialist with the Electronic Crime Section of the South Australia Police in Australia. He actively worked with police investigators on many serious criminal matters and provided expert reports and oral expert testimony in court for numerous cases Matthew has a PhD by research in digital forensics and a Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honours from the University of South Australia. He is an expert digital forensics practitioner, an academic researcher and is experienced in computer and mobile forensics.
Marie-laure Lemineur graduated from law school and has professional background is in human rights education, children’s rights and the domain name industry. She has acted as a consultant or held management positions with the Council of Europe, UNICEF, the International Telecommunication Union and several NGOs in Europe, Latina America and Asia. She authored and co-authored several publications and also served as chair-elected of a constituency at the US-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Currently, Marie-laure Lemineur is the Acting Deputy Executive Director for Programmes and the Head of the Global Programme Combating Online Child Sexual Exploitation at the Bangkok-based ECPAT International Secretariat. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) which manages the dotORG and dotNGO extensions.
Michael Sheath worked as a Probation Officer for ten years, prior to joining the Lucy Faithfull Foundation in 1997. Since that time he has conducted some hundreds of risk assessments in the Family Courts, and engaged in whole community risk assessments of a number of British Overseas Territories, including Pitcairn and the Falkland Islands. He is a regular Trainer on the Europol COSEC course, offering inputs on offender profiling and on assisting staff to avoid vicarious trauma. Michael has had articles and book chapters published in relation to grooming, CSEM viewing, and prevention strategies. He has spoken about those subjects at various conferences, including at Interpol, INHOPE and Europol.
Natalie Walker is the CEO of PartnerSPEAK which is the only organisation in Australia to specifically support the non-offending partners and families of perpetrators of child exploitation material. PartnerSPEAK is based on the principles of Intentional Peer Support with non-offending families with lived experience leading our response. Natalie has been an unwavering advocate for non-offending partners and families of perpetrators for over a decade. During Operation Auxin in 2004, when media published the name of an affected partner, Natalie was adamant that someone needed to speak out on behalf of these traumatised partners against the stereotype that they are complicit in the offence. Natalie is currently campaigning that bringing child exploitation material into the family home be recognised as a form of family violence and that it is responded to by agencies and government appropriately. Natalie has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to further develop her work in this area. Natalie has qualifications in family violence, mediation, education and not-for-profit management.
Scott Anderson is a multimedia analyst working within the Victim Identification Unit of ARGOS, a specialized Child Exploitation Task Force of the Queensland Police in Australia. His forensic and scientific knowledge makes him a unique member of Queensland’s international team of experts dedicated to the identification and geolocation of child exploitation victims around the globe in a proactive capacity. Prior to coming to Australia Mr. Anderson assisted in child exploitation investigations supporting efforts for both Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children task forces and Homeland Security’s Child Exploitation Investigations Unit (CEIU). Before working in Child Exploitation Mr. Anderson was part of a specialised group of forensic media experts supporting counter terrorism tasks force operations. Mr. Anderson holds a M.Sc. degree for digital media forensics from the University of Colorado’s National Center for Media Forensics as well as a B.Sc. degree for music industry technology.
Sharon Kelly is a Principal Practice Officer within Youth Justice Services, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Queensland. Sharon has completed both a Masters and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Queensland and post graduate qualifications in Criminology and Social Administration. She has over 25 years experience working within the child protection and youth justice sector and for the past fifteen years, has taken a lead departmental role in working with young people who engage in sexually abusive behaviours. Sharon also lectures at the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology within Social Work.
Tim Thorne has 30 years in Law Enforcement. He joined the Metropolitan Police Service in January 1986. He was a Police Constable and Detective in Brixton and South London. He was Detective Sergeant – New Scotland Yard engaged in drugs, murder and robbery investigations. In 2003 Tim specialised in long term covert internal corruption investigations, anti-corruption command lab manager for network and digital forensic investigations. In 2012 he became the New Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism digital forensic Operations Manager managing a large team responsible for exploiting digital media associated with those engaged in acts of terrorism. Tim has bene employed with BlackBag as a Forensic Analyst and Instructor since April 2016.
Susan Rayment-McHugh is a lecturer in Criminology and Justice and a forensic practitioner with over 24 years’ clinical and research experience in the sexual violence and abuse fields. Prior to moving to an academic role, she held leadership positions at Griffith University’s Griffith Youth Forensic Service and Neighbourhoods Project, focused on responding to and preventing youth sexual violence and abuse. Susan has a coherent body of applied research with a focus on policy and practice implications. Her current clinical and research focus is on understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse, including in Australian Indigenous communities and youth serving institutions, and on program evaluation using realist methods. She is widely consulted, and presents nationally and internationally, on prevention and intervention services. Susan has a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and recently submitted her PhD investigating concentrations of sexual violence. Susan is a member of the USC Indigenous Studies Research Theme, an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Griffith Criminology Institute, and a registered psychologist.
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