© 2015 Cardiff Scientific Society
Violence is a leading cause of death and injury among youth and young adults worldwide and alcohol is an important contributor. Drawing on research carried out by the Cardiff University violence and society research group over the past 20 years, this lecture sets out the causes of violence in the context of alcohol misuse, how violence affects survivors’ physical and mental health and how violence can most effectively be prevented. The lecture will also describe new health orientated violence measures which have clarified national violence trends, how this programme of research has changed violence prevention policy and practice and made Cardiff the safest city of its size in the UK, and how a pioneering police science institute has been developed.
* Light refreshments will be available from 6.45pm
The Lord Phillips Memorial Lecture (Sponsored by Cardiff University)*
Alcohol and Violence
Professor Jonathan Shepherd CBE FMedSci
School of Dentistry, Cardiff University.