Andrew Brankley

Doctoral Student of Clinical Psychology

Forensic Research eXchange

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Public safety is a shared responsibility. Creating and maintaining resilient communities requires a broad array of professionals who enforce and help others to abide by the law, researchers who seek to better understand and reduce rule- breaking, and students who are building the skills to become the new vanguard. The knowledge and activities of these individuals is of little benefit if isolated. How many like- minded individuals are you connected with outside your institution or field?
The Forensic Research eXchange (FRX) is a forum for individuals from different fields, institutions, and professions to share information and concerns in order to forge a strategic approach to public safety in their community. We use “forensic” to broadly describe four separate areas: policing, corrections/forensic mental health, justice, prevention. We seek to foster interdisciplinary relationship within and across these domains to improve information dissemination, and innovative research and practice throughout our community. Traditional professional associations have a content focus; the focus of FRX is on improving the process of communication.
View our website – www.TorontoFRX.com!

FRX2016

The first annual Toronto Forensic Research Exchange (FRX) was held on June 8, 2016 at Ryerson University. A total of 60 students, researchers, and community partners came from across southern Ontario to exchange ideas and build partnerships to keep our community safe. FRX was created to provide a forum for individuals from different fields, institutions, and professions to share information and concerns in order to forge a strategic approach to criminal justice issues. It allowed attendees to foster interdisciplinary relationships to improve information dissemination, and innovative research and practice. As opposed to the content focus held by traditional research conferences, FRX focused on improving the process of communication within the forensic community. Over the course of three plenary speakers, field-relevant focus groups, facilitated networking, and a student-data blitz, FRX attendees successfully built interdisciplinary relationships to improve their clinical practice, professional practice, and research in years to come. See Photos!