Professor S. Caroline Taylor, PhD, AM, is the Foundation Chair in Social Justice at Edith Cowan University in Australia. She is recognized as one of Australia's leading experts in the fields of child and adult sexual violence, domestic violence, the criminal justice response to victims and survivors, and social models of trauma and recovery. She has applied innovative methodologies to draw out and elucidate a deeply nuanced and critical understanding of sexual violence and its interface with socio-legal structures that have influenced proactive law reform in Australia. Professor Taylor provides expert opinion evidence in sexual offence proceedings and is the author of several monographs, books, journal articles, reports, and media opinion pieces. In 2012, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of her outstanding contribution as a researcher, author, and advocate for children and women in the area of sexual violence.
Daniel J. Torpy, M.Psychology, M.Philosophy, is a clinical psychologist assisting young people in Victoria, Australia. He has a long career working in developing and first-world countries around the world with a focus on capacity building among vulnerable communities, welfare and aid organizations, working with communities and individuals traumatized by various social calamities and war crimes, and individuals victimized by crime. He has also worked as an academic at universities in Italy and Australia in the areas of psychology, philosophy, and theology. In recent years, Daniel has worked more closely with victims of crime. He has also provided clinical debriefing of police and other emergency service personnel whose work brings them into contact with serious crimes and traumatic events within the community.
Dilip K. Das, PhD, has years of experience in police practice, research, writing, and education. Dr. Das is a professor of criminal justice, a former police chief, and a human rights consultant to the United Nations. He is the founding president of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES), where he manages the affairs of the organization in cooperation with an appointed group of police practitioners, academia members, and individuals from around the world. Dr. Das is also the founding editor of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than 30 books and numerous articles and has received several faculty excellence awards.
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