Criminal Justice: Further Information
Newrisk Limited is available to advise organisations and governments on criminal justice issues and Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has previously provided media commentary, lectures, conferences and workshops and publications on this topic, examples of which are set out below. To return to the overview of Newrisk Limited's criminal justice expertise, please click here.
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Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has provided media commentary on criminal justice issues, including the codification of terrorism offences:
- Post Terror Attack Analysis, Sydney Hostage Siege by Monis, Sociopathic Terrorist for Chanel 9 Australia Today on 17 December 2014;
- Sydney Hostage Siege by Monis, Lone Wolf Terrorist for BBC World News, BBC Five Live, Good Mornig Britain, Channel 9 News (Australia) on 16 December 2014;
- Kassig Beheading, ISIS Threats, and COBRA Meeting for BBC Newsday on 18 November 2014;
- ISIS Sotloff Beheading & Obama/Cameron Options in Context of Nato Meeting for ITN News on 3 September 2014;
- James Foley Execution Videofor ITV Good Morning Britain on 20 August 2014: "The video purporting to show the execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State Miltants is a 'come on' to supporters in the UK, security expert Dr Sally Leivesley told Good Morning Britain. 'We have to take a risk message here in Britain and the risk will be first in the local communities where those sympathisers are,' Dr Leivesley said."
- Al Aminas gas site, terrorist mass hostage taking (including British hostages) for Sky News on 16 and 17 January 2013 and ITV News on 17 and 18 January 2013;
- British family brutally shot in France, child survivors & questions of state sponsored/family causes for Sky News on 9 and 10 September 2012, for ITV Daybreak on 10 September 2012 and for TF1 on 11 September 2012;
- Twitter threat to blow up airport found 'not menancing' following court appeal for BBC News on 27 July 2012;
- Pending Decision on Abu Hamza Extradition for Sky News on 10 April 2012;
- Successful Court Appeal by Terrorist in Scotland and Issues of Law Reform to Protect the Public for BBC Radio Scotland on 10 & 13 February 2010;
- Stella Rimmington's Comments on Terror Laws for BBC Radio Scotland on 17 February 2009;
- Abu Qatada Home Detention Risks to Public for BBC Radio Scotland on 18 June 2008;
- Vote on 42 Day Detention Period and Documents Security Breach for BBC Breakfast on 11 June 2008;
- Government Legislation to Detain Terrorists for 42 Days for BBC Radio Five Live on 24 January 2008;
- Gordon Brown's Terrorist Detention Policy for BBC Radio Scotland on 25 July 2007; and
- Sentencing of Dhiren Barot, Terrorist for BBC Radio Five Live on 7 November 2006.
Lectures, Conferences & Workshops
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has provided lectures, conference papers and workshops on criminal justice issues, including:
- 'Scientific Solutions for CBRNE Terrorism and Catastrophic Events with Reflections on Fukushima and Norway, Situational Awareness, Communications, Evacuation, Shelter, Risk' - Co-chair for the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Mitigation of Terrorist Acts at the 'Role of Science in the Third Millenium, International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies', 45th Session in Erice (Italy) in August 2012;
- Crime Risk Management Tool for Government and Business Partnership -Workshop Exercise at the 'Towards a Knowledge-Based Strategy to Prevent Crime' Conference, European Crime Prevention Network, in Sundsvall (Sweden) in February 2001;
- Managing, Measuring and Monitoring the Effectiveness of Community Safety Initiatives - Paper to an Event on 'Promoting, Fundings and Developing Effective Crime Reduction Partnerships Through Maximising Corporate and Community Awareness' in London (England) in July 1995.
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has written a number of publications on criminal justice issues, including:
- 'The Evaluation of Child Abuse Services' by Dr Sally Leivesley in National Conference on Child Abuse by R Snashall (ed.) (1987);
- 'An Analysis of Child Care Needs' for the Brisbane City Council (1986);
- 'Juvenile Aid Bureau: An Evaluation of Police Involvement with Juvenile Offenders 1963-1983' for the Queensland Police Department (Australia) (1985);
- 'The Police Role in Child Protection in Queensland' by Dr Sally Leivesley for the Queensland Police Department (1984);
- 'Juvenile Aid Bureau: An Evaluation of Police Involvement with Juvenile Offenders 1963-1983' for the Queensland Police Department (1983);
- 'Community Service: An Evaluation of the Impact of the Community Service Order Scheme in Queensland' by Dr Sally Leivesley for the Queensland Probation and Parole Service (1983); and
- 'The Maltreated Child - A Cause for Concern' by Dr Sally Leivesley in Australian Medical Journal (April 1972) 935-936.
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has also been cited in various publications relating to criminal justice issues, including:
- Bomb Squad at UK House of French Shooting Victims - (Anonymous), Euronews (10 September 2012): "Governments have been known to make killings appear gangland related, according to security analyst Sally Leivesley: 'If this is organised crime, then we look at state-sponsored terrorism because we've certainly seen links between Iran and organised crime, and organised crime provides deniability if it's a state situation. But equally, forensically, it could be mischance. You know, we are looking at very, very broad options, perhaps 20 to 30 different permutations in this one.'"
- Positive Ways to Deal with Juvenile Offenders - (Anonymous), Woman's Day (3 March 1986): "It appears juveniles are less likely to commit other offences if, after their first offence, they are kept out of the court system. This interesting finding has come from a study of 18,000 juveniles who have committed offences over a 10-year period. The study was instigated by the Queensland Police and the Criminology Research Council, the research branch of the Australian Institute of Criminology, and conducted by independent research consultant Dr Sally Leivesley. The purpose was to get an objective evaluation of Queensland's Juvenile Aid Bureau, or JAB as it is known."
- Seminars on Child Health - (Anonymous), The Westside News (Queensland) (27 March 1985): "The Child Health Department at the Queensland University will offer a training programme to parents and health care professionals on the practical and technical aspects of caring for children from infancy to adolescence. The series of seminars is believed to be the most comprehensive of its type held in Brisbane and could lead to a regular programme of tuition for parents and others involved in the raising and caring of children. Organiser, Dr Sally Leivesley, said the programme was a timely source of advice..."
- One-Parent Kids at Risk - by Sharon Molloy, The Daily Sun (Queensland) (23 March 1985): "Children from single-parent families are more likely to come into contact with police than those from families with both parents, a Brisbane social scientist has found. But most juvenile offenders changed their problem behaviour after the age of 15 or 16. These were among the finding in a report by Dr Sally Leivesley on the work of the Queensland police Juvenile Aid Bureau."
- Report Picks Young Criminals - by David Ross, The Sunday Mail (Queensland) (17 March 1985): "Teenage children of single fathers are five times more likely to commit a crime than the offspring of two-parent families, according to a confidential police report on juvenile crime in Brisbane...Dr Sally Leivesley, the Brisbane consultant social scientist who prepared the final report for the Queensland Police Department, said it showed that the Juvenile Aid Bureau has had an 'outstanding success rate'. 'When you look at the 7.6 percent recidivism rate for Queensland - compared with an average rate of about 30 percent overseas - our Juvenile Aid Bureau is doing extremely well.'"
- Early Teens 'The Age of Temptation' - (Anonymous), Daily Telegraph (Sydney) (20 January 1985): "Chlidren are most vulnerable to crime at the ages of 13 and 14, according to a comprehensive Queensland study. Research consultant Dr Sally Leivesley surveyed 18,000 juveniles who came into contact with the Queensland Police between 1970 and 1980."
- Police Act 'on Minority' of Child Abuses - by David Fagan, The Courier Mail (Queensland) (16 October 1984): "Police took action in fewer than a quarter of reported child abuse cases in Brisbane last year, a criminologist's study shows...The study, 'The Police Role in Child Protection in Queensland' was prepared by Dr Sally Leivesley for the Police Department and the Criminology Research Council."
- If They Can Save Just One Child - by Tony Barrass, The Sunday Mail (Queensland) (4 December 1983): "Queensland Police have re-opened files on 20,000 juveniles to curb the increase in crime and abuse involving children...Researcher, Dr Sally Leivesley, was appointed study head and would report to the Police Commissioner within 12 months...The police department welcomed the announcement and agreed to assist Dr Leivesley."
To request Newrisk Limited's assistance in connection with a criminal justice issue, or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.