The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law is an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, governmental officials, police and corrections professionals who have come together to work actively on the administration of criminal justice both in their own jurisdiction and internationally.
The 2017 ISRCL Conference will explore a different theme each day of the conference. The first full day will focus on white collar crime. The ethical duty of the prosecutor is the second daily theme. The third theme for the ISRCL conference is forensic evidence. The conference will wrap up with an important discussion on police powers, sentencing and corrections.
The International Society for Criminal Law is pleased to announce that the 2017 conference will be held from July 9th - 13th in San Francisco, CA, USA.
All of the conference proceedings will take place at the Westin St. Francis hotel.
More information will be made available shortly.
In an effort to create a forum for dialogue between various stakeholders, the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy and the Vancouver Police Department jointly hosted a one day event, Symposium: Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The day brought together over 175 justice professionals from an assortment of criminal justice sectors and professional backgrounds in British Columbia to discuss the complexities of working with individuals who are mentally ill and who come into contact with the criminal justice system. It provided an opportunity to deliberate some of the challenges and successes of addressing mental illness within the justice system from the perspective of a variety of participating agencies and provoked discussion, collaboration and understanding about this very important topic. The full report is available here.