HASS Inquiry Lecture: Exploring the Nature of Interpersonal Violence


HASS Inquiry Lecture: Exploring the Nature of Interpersonal Violence

EMPAC Theater

March 26, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

David Lisak, Ph.D.

Exploring the Nature of Interpersonal Violence

Dr. Lisak will address the underpinnings of sexual violence and perpetrator behavior, examine the motivation behind interpersonal violence, and discuss how individuals within a community can engage to reduce the serious implications of this type of trauma.

David Lisak is a clinical psychologist who has devoted his professional life to studying the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. For the past 25 years he has served as a forensic consultant, professional trainer, and public speaker across the United States. He has served on the faculty of the National Judicial Education Project and the American Prosecutors Research Institute, and has served as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the country.

Dr. Lisak has conducted trainings and workshops in all fifty states across the U.S., and consults widely with universities, the four services of the U.S. Military, the Department of Defense, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies. Dr. Lisak consults frequently on sexual violence and homicide cases across the country. He serves as an expert witness in sexual assault cases on issues of victim behavior and offender characteristics.

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