Date(s) - Aug 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm



Threat Assessment Post the Christchurch, New Zealand, Mass Shooting: The findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry

Date & Time: 12 August 2021. 11h00-12h30 (Johannesburg time)
Format: Open Webinar

The Speaker: Dr Justin Barry-Walsh
Dr Justin Barry-Walsh is a consultant forensic psychiatrist. He is Lead Clinician with the New Zealand Fixated Threat Assessment Centre, a joint service between Police and Mental Health, which has been operational since July 2019. He has worked in the area of threat assessment since 2013. He is the current Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry.

The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCOI) into the 15 March 2019 shootings was publicly released in December 2020. It is an extensive document which includes a review of counter terrorism in New Zealand at the time and recommendations for changes moving forward. Both the review and the recommendations have implications for threat assessment in New Zealand and beyond. This presentation will provide an overview of the RCOI with emphasis on the learnings and implications from the threat assessment perspective. The relevance of the concept of Lone Actor Grievance Fuelled Violence (LAGFV) will be considered.

We look forward to seeing you there!


The AfATAP Board


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