Dr. Ralph Serin
Dr. Serin received his PhD from Queen's University in 1988 and has been registered with the Ontario College of Psychologists since 1990. He worked in federal corrections from 1975 to 2003 in various capacities and is now a Professor at Carleton University where he is Director of the Criminal Justice Decision Making Laboratory and member of the Forensic Psychology Research Center.
He has consulted with the National Institute of Corrections, the Centre for Effective Public Policy, Correctional Service of Canada and Parole Board of Canada, and is an advisor to the National Parole Board of Canada, as well as the National Parole Resource Centre (US) and Parole Board of Canada. He has also provided training and/or currently engaged in research collaboration with the Departments of Corrections in numerous US states and internationally, regarding violent offenders, dynamic risk assessment, evidence-based practice, parole decision making and offender change. He has received grants relating to probation/parole officers and offender change from BJA and NIJ. He is a member of the Correctional Services Advisory and Accreditation Panel in the United Kingdom.
He has published in the areas of crime desistance, parole, treatment readiness and responsivity, offender change, risk assessment, psychopathy, sexual offenders and the assessment and treatment of violent offenders.
Keynote: "Understanding the Offender Change Process: Bridging Risk and Desistance"
Seminar: "Using Dynamic Risk Assessment to Refine Case Planning and Risk Management"