Why Should we Trust You? Thinking Through the Role of Evidence in Making Difficult Decisions

Free Public Lecture

Why Should we Trust You? Thinking Through the Role of Evidence in Making Difficult Decisions

The Forum Theatre
Arts West

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T: 8344 0472

lsanders@unimelb.edu.au

In an era of fake news, alternative facts and opinion being conflated with expertise in the interests of maintaining ‘balance’, the need for evidence has never been more important. Despite this urgency, it is often challenged, contested and – when competing political demands intervene – used selectively or ignored altogether. How did we get into the position where evidence has lost the capacity to help deal with society’s intractable problems? And what are some of the ways out of this dilemma?

In this conversation, two prominent criminologists will discuss what constitutes evidence with ‘integrity’, its various dependencies and where its legitimacy comes from. With backgrounds in corporate and white-collar crime and forensic psychology, they will draw on recent research to explore what these considerations mean for decision-making both within, and beyond, their domains of expertise.

This event is being held in partnership with ANZSOC as part of Social Sciences Week Australia.

This event is now fully booked out as our venue is at capacity. However, you are able to access the lecture by webinar or phone dial in by following these instructions:

Webinar ID: 888 334 944

Click this link https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/888334944 OR Dial-in using +61 2 8015 2088

If you are outside Australia please see: https://zoom.us/u/abuGToTf8

Presenters

  • Professor Andrew Day
    Professor Andrew Day, Enterprise Professor in Criminology
  • Professor Fiona Haines
    Professor Fiona Haines, Professor of Criminology