2019 International Criminal Justice Conference





David has been the Labour Member of Parliament for his home constituency of Tottenham since 2000.

Born in Tottenham in 1972, one of five children raised by a single mother. David was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994, practised as a barrister in England and the United States and became the first black Briton to study a Masters in Law at Harvard Law School, graduating in 1997.

David served as a Minister in the last Labour government, including as Culture Minister and Higher Education Minister, and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2008. As a Minister in the Department of Health he oversaw the introduction of four hour waiting times in A&E Departments and as Minister of State for Higher Education and Skills established the Skills Funding Agency and the National Apprenticeship Service.

David has led a high-profile campaign calling on Oxbridge to improve access for students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds.

He is also the author of Out of the Ashes: Britain after the riots, an analysis of the long-standing causes of the 2011 riots. David is a regular contributor to national newspapers and publications including The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, New Statesman and others, and appears regularly on television and radio.

David lives in Haringey with his wife and three children.



Adam Gelb has been working for a more just and effective criminal justice system throughout a 32-year career as a journalist, congressional aide, senior state government official, and nonprofit executive.He currently is founder, president and CEO of the Council on Criminal Justice, an invitational nonpartisan membership organization and think tank dedicated to advancing policy and practice grounded in facts, evidence and fundamental principles of justice.

From 2006-2018, Gelb led the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Public Safety Performance Project, producing groundbreaking national research that documented the high cost and low public safety return of traditional sentencing and corrections policies and helping 35 states develop, adopt and implement increasingly comprehensive and impactful criminal and juvenile justice reforms.

Gelb’s first job out of the University of Virginia was as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, covering police and the drug war at its height in the late 1980s. After earning a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, he staffed the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during negotiations and final passage of the landmark 1994 federal crime bill. From 1995 to 2000, as policy director for the lieutenant governor of Maryland, Gelb established several initiatives that focused enforcement and prevention efforts on at-risk people and neighborhoods. He served as executive director of the Georgia Sentencing Commission from 2001 to 2003 and, before joining Pew, as vice president for programs at the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse where he oversaw youth reentry and methamphetamine control programs.

Gelb speaks frequently with the media about national trends and state innovations and advises policy makers on formulation of practical, cost-effective policies.



James Ogloff is trained as a lawyer and psychologist. He is Foundation Professor of Forensic Behavioural Science and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology. He is also Executive Director of Psychological Services at Forensicare.

Professor Ogloff was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015 for significant service to education and to the law as a forensic psychologist, as an academic, researcher and practitioner.

Professor Ogloff has specific expertise in forensic psychology, forensic mental health, mental health law, and the assessment and management of offenders. He has particular expertise in correctional and forensic mental health. In his clinical work, he assesses and assists with the management of some of the most difficult offenders in Australia and abroad. He is often called upon to lead incident and service reviews in corrections, forensic mental health, youth justice and mental health. He served as British Columbia’s first Director of Mental Health Services for Corrections. He is the Past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law and a former Chair of the College of Forensic Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Psychological Association and a Past-President of the American Psychology-Law Society.

Professor Ogloff has published 17 books and more than 300 scholarly articles and book chapters. He has served as editor and associate editor of leading scholarly journals in his field. He is the recipient of the distinguished contributions awards in law and psychology/forensic psychology from the Australian Psychological Society, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the American Psychology-Law Society.




After spending nearly five years in Victoria’s Maximum Security prison for women, Kerry was released with her Master of Arts (commenced and completed during this period) and was successful in her Candidature for her Doctorate.

Whilst incarcerated she was the lead Peer Educator which involved liaising, negotiating and advocating for and on behalf of every woman prisoner for the term of her sentence. She was sole representative for the community of women in appearing with them in Governor Courts, Magistrate and County Court Pleas, Parole Board submissions and DHS negotiations. She was granted her own office in prison where she represented over 4,000 in hearings. For the last six months of her sentence, Kerry worked by day at a law firm in Werribee, returning to the prison at night. Kerry continues in this role since being released and advocates for post-release women in the community. Through her public speaking she continues to support large organisations that benefit women and prison such as Court Network, Wear for Success, Legal Aid and CASA.

During her incarceration Kerry wrote an interactive children’s colouring and story book that was specifically designed to encourage visitations between Carer’s and the incarcerated mother’s and their children. The prison published the book and it has been widely distributed through prisons, legal and community agencies.She donated all rights to the book to the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.

Most recently Kerry conducted Training Workshops on ‘Middle Class Crime’ with the Victorian Adult Parole Board in Melbourne.

Kerry continues to be actively involved in Podcasts, Author Talks, Law Week Panels and individual mentoring of women travelling though the court and prison systems on charges of Fraud.




Andrew Krakouer has felt the highs of football stardom, lived the lows of incarceration and inspired others to overcome adversity. This is his incredible story of love, support, family and determination.

The son of indigenous VFL pioneer Jim Krakouer, who alongside his brother Phil, dominated the game in the 1980’s, it was no surprise that Andrew would reignite the family name in the football world. Despite his legendary lineage, Andrew became an acclaimed footballer in his own right, appearing in an impressive 137 AFL game career (Richmond 102, Collingwood 35) with numerous accolades to his name.

Andrew made his AFL debut at Richmond Football Club and was quickly recognised as one of the games key crumming forwards, known for his tackling prowess and excellent evasive skills.

In 2006, he found himself at the centre of an altercation sparked by a multigenerational feud. Krakouer was charged with assault and sentenced to 4 years in jail.

In a blink of an eye, Andrew's highlights, hopes and hard work cascaded beneath him, as incarceration saw him delisted from Richmond, separated from his loved ones and stripped of his freedom.

Rather than lament in the pains of prison, Andrew took full responsibility for his actions and made a resolution; to give unwavering dedication to every aspect of his life.

In 2010, after serving just 16 months, Andrew was granted parole and returned to football playing for the District Swans in the WAFL. A testament to his sheer tenacity, that same year, he won every individual award, including the Sandover medal for the league’s best player.

He was best afield in the Grand Final that year, amassing 42 possessions, 4 majors including a match-winning goal in the last minute to snatch a fairytale 1-point victory.

Andrew was signed by Collingwood to play in the 2011 season. In a breakout season, he was awarded ‘Mark of the Year’ and finished the season 2nd in the clubs goal kicking tally, including 3 goals in an outstanding Grand Final performance against Geelong.

Within just 2 years, he achieved the unimaginable; from staring at the ceiling of a cell, to starring in the nations biggest stadium.

The importance of family, the benefits of a supportive network, and the highlights of winning are the hallmarks that attribute Andrew’s success and resilience; teaching us that resolve can be found even when faced with an unbearable obstacle.


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