The first Alice Ruggles Trust conference took place on October 20 at Stamford Court, University of Leicester.
It was a tremendous day. We were incredibly fortunate to have such a fine array of keynote speakers and workshop chairs, and exactly the mixed audience we were hoping for, including police (from 14 different forces), CPS prosecutors, magistrates, probation officers, representatives of local councils, stalking charities, community support and the NHS, and academic criminologists and forensic psychologists, together with our student helpers from the Criminology Department at Leicester.
The feedback has been extremely positive, with a number of requests and constructive suggestions for similar events in the future.
A full report, including the main conference recommendations, will be posted on this website in due course. In the meantime, details about the conference programme are still available here.
Opening welcome and remarks
All three of our keynote speakers have kindly agreed to make their PowerPoint slides available on the Trust website. These can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
- What do stalking victims need? Some practical advice Lorraine Sheridan (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
- Tackling stalking together Karen Morgan-Read (Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy Manager, Crown Prosecution Service)
- The Intimate Partner Homicide timeline Jane Monckton-Smith (University of Gloucestershire)