On Wednesday 24 January 2018, d’Overbroeck’s saw 85 Psychology and Sociology students, Years 12 and 13, attend an in-house conference in the Cohen Hall.
The name of the conference was ‘Life behind bars’, run by True Life Conferences, and covered such themes as what it’s like going through the criminal justice system, the experiences of life in prison, the characteristics of psychopathy and the extent to which our criminal justice system is effective in achieving its aims.
Students listened to some fascinating speakers with very interesting histories and also participated in a mock trial as ‘the jury’, deciding the fate of a suspect.
In the afternoon, students were able to ask questions directly to each speaker and thus learned more about the various reasons for committing crime as well as an in depth look at their experiences.
On the whole, a really valuable day for the students.
Congratulations to Robyn Eaton and Kelly Bristow for organising this outstanding event!