Carly Ryan was 15-years-old when she was murdered by an online predator. It was the first crime of its type in Australia, occurring in 2007 when social media was a new phenomenon and pedophiles were really starting to infiltrate the online space. Determined to help prevent harm to other innocent children and to help them navigate their online journey safely, Carly's mum Sonya, shared her lived experience and incorporated The Carly Ryan Foundation (CRF) in 2010 creating an extraordinary legacy. This presentation will give detailed information about the case of Carly Ryan, her mother's journey from trauma to transformation, changing the landscape of online safety in Australia. The presentation will also give detailed information about Carly's Law given the global interest to have this law introduced into the criminal codes of multiple countries. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
understand how law reform can positively impact the policing of child sex offenders in a digital age
improve critical thinking skills by analyzing a case study involving a sex offender, the impact on the victims, and the Australian criminal justice system
understand the importance of cross-collaboration between law enforcement and civil society organisations in preventing online crimes against children
gain inspiration from the positive transformation of a victim of crime which benefits investigating officers in their own challenging, ongoing work
discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the current sex offender statutes and propose and support