From Prison to Parole: The what, the why, the how

A Public Q&A presented by the School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University and proudly supported by The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)

Parole involves releasing offenders back into the community under supervision to serve a portion of their sentence. However, many people do not understand the process of parole, the differences in sentencing, or the Board that decides whether prisoners receive parole.

Hosted by Mr Gareth Parker, leading reporter at Seven News and a program host and contributor to radio 882 6PR in Perth, this public Q&A will involve representatives from the Prisoners Review Board (PRB) of Western Australia, the Department of Justice and other related personnel who have the authority to grant, defer or refuse parole, taking into account factors affecting the offender, victims of crime, and most importantly, the safety of the community.


  • Mr Allan Fenbury, Chairman, PRB
  • Mr Craig Somerville, Deputy Chair, PRB Advisor on Aboriginal Affairs to previous Labour Government; Previous Director of the Aboriginal Legal Service
  • Ms Georgia Prideaux-Cera, Community Member Prisoners Release Review Board, Victims Representative Supervised Release Board
  • Kati Kraszlan, Acting Commissioner for Victims of Crime
  • Astrid Kalders, Assistant Commissioner, Adult Community Corrections, Corrective Services
  • Dr James McCue, ECU Clinical Psychologist and Forensic Psychologist (Registrar)
  • Dr Michael Coole, Member PRB

Refreshments will be served from 5.00pm to 5.30pm

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Event Details
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Mark Morri
A crime author and journalist
Greg Barton
Shanthi Robertson
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Academic: DECRA Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Writer, Lawyer
Farida Fozdar
Academic: Sociologists - Deputy Head (Research), UWA School of Social Sciences
Deborah Lupton
Academic: Centenary Research Professor, Communication
Anthony Elliott
Academic: Dean of External Engagement
Joel McGregor
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Ben Lohmeyer
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Duncan McNab
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Xanthé Mallett
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