Lunchtime Community Information Forum
Take the opportunity over a sandwich to share information about your concerns, learn about evidence based approaches to minimizing harm from substance use, and connect with others who want to work collaboratively to improve things for the community.
Monday, 2nd March 2020
Public opinion, crime and justice
Perceptions of crime rates and justice don’t always match the reality of everyday life.
We live in a relatively safe society, but alarmist media can cause genuine fear, and that can change the way we interact with each other.
Dr Karen Gelb, Consultant Criminologist and lecturer at the University of Melbourne will discuss the interaction between public opinion, crime and justice in modern Australia and draw some implications for harm reduction.
Reflections on the public narrative relating to people who inject drugs and AOD Media Watch
Dave Taylor Policy and Media Victorian Alcohol & Drug Association (VAADA)/ Media consultant to AOD Media Watch