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2014 Law Foundation Lecture

Mon., Feb. 3, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Location: Rex Schneider Auditorium, Luther College at the University of Regina main campus

Presented by: Karyn McClusky, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

Date/Time:  Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Cost: Free. All are welcome; refreshments to follow the lecture. Call 306-585-4226 for more information.

Parking: Free parking in M area Lot 3 and pay parking at kiosk and meters. View Campus parking map 675 KB PDF icon (Note: external link to Parking Services)

2014 Lecture: "Proceed Until Apprehended"

In 2005, Scotland was highlighted by the UN peace monitor as being the most violent country in Europe and Glasgow was the most violent city. How do you change a country to recognize that violence had become the norm, compassion fatigue had permeated the media and murders were seen as commonplace and expected?

In 2004, Scotland started to look at violence as a disease and to implement a public health approach to reduce violence. This public health campaign was driven primarily by police, but in the intervening decade has gathered professionals and communities across Scotland who are focused on violence prevention. Scotland is now at a 37 year low in relation to violence.

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Karyn McCluskey is the Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. For two decades she has worked as head of intelligence analysis in the United Kingdom. She joined the Strathclyde Police 10 years ago and was responsible for setting up the intelligence function. McCluskey who originally trained as a registered nurse, holds a BSc and MSc in Psychology and is a fellow by distinction of the Faculty of Public Health. She has worked in a variety of areas within the National Health Service and Her Majesty's Prisons in the UK, as well as in Africa.