Open to the public, the symposium will feature presentations by local criminologist and MacEwan instructor Bill Pitt, the Edmonton Police Service, the Alberta Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission (ADAAC), a forensic psychologist and other community members. “We’re not digging down to find the cause,” says Pitt, adding that to do so would be a wasted effort. “This symposium is about a free interchange of ideas and a chance to look at the underlying social conditions that may be contributing to this violence.”
Each presentation will be about 15 to 20 minutes long, followed by a question and answer period. Pitt not only encourages the public to attend but to participate by asking questions of the experts who will be at their disposal. “Often the questions and answers are best part of these events.”
May 20, 2011
City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB
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