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The Crime Paradox

17 September 2022
2.00pm – 3.00pm AEST
Carriageworks
The Crime Paradox

Rates of almost all crime in Australia have declined dramatically in recent decades, as they have in much of the rest of the world, with sexual assault a notable exception to this decline.  But as crime has declined, the number of people in prison has increased alarmingly. Meanwhile in the world of popular culture, crime is everywhere.  We are obsessed with crime stories making them major box office in every medium from the page to podcast to the big screen. What is going on?



TICKETS

Pricing
Standard – $25

Multipacks
Multipack tickets are on sale now! Single tickets will be released closer to the Festival dates (and will be subject to availability). 

A multipack consists of 3 or more tickets to different FODI talks. After you have selected 3 or more tickets to different talks*, you may also add additional individual tickets to your order. Purchasing a multipack will provide a 15% discount across your entire cart (discount applied at check out).  

*Free sessions are not included in the 3 different sessions needed to create a multipack. No concession pricing is available for multipacks, and booking fees apply.  

For more information, head here
 



LIVE EVENT & VENUE

This event will take place live at Carriageworks
 



VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION

The health and safety of our patrons is our top priority. This event will abide by the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry, and check back here for updated information prior to the event.

  • Do not attend the event if you feel unwell, have recently experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • Face masks are recommended.
     


ACCESS

Wheelchair Accessible
Carriageworks has a wheelchair ramp and level access at all entrances. There is level access and accessible seating available in all venues along with multiple accessible toilets. Accessible parking is available at the end of Carriageworks Way, with entry via 229 Wilson Street. The closest train station with wheelchair access is Newtown Station.

Access Services
For all access services, please contact the Festival of Dangerous Ideas directly at contact@festivalofdangerousidea.com.
 



PUBLIC TRANSPORT & PARKING

Carriageworks is easily accessible via public transport. It is an eight-minute walk from Redfern Station, a 10-minute walk from Macdonaldtown Station or 15-minute walk from Newtown Station along with numerous bus routes available. For trip planning, maps and ticket info, visit transportnsw.info or call 131 500.

Limited on-site (with entry via 229 Wilson Street) and street parking is available. For additional transport information visit the Carriageworks website.
 



CONTACT 

Festival of Dangerous Ideas 
For all event enquiries, please email contact@festivalofdangerousideas.com or visit here.

UNSW Centre for Ideas
For all other enquiries, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485 or email centreforideas@unsw.edu.au

The Centre for Ideas is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9065 0485. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9065 0485. Internet relay users, visit relayservice.gov.au, then ask for 02 9065 0485. 

Speakers
Don Weatherburn headshot

Don Weatherburn

Don Weatherburn is a Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW Sydney and was formerly Executive Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. Prior to that appointment, Professor Weatherburn was foundation Research Director at the Judicial Commission of New South Wales. He graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Psychology and was awarded a PhD by that university in 1979. He has published on a wide range of topics including sentencing, criminal justice administration, crime prevention, drug law enforcement, harm reduction and program evaluation. He has authored or co-authored 229 publications, including four books, over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, nine chapters in books and 121 reports. 

Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald. She is a nine-time winner of journalism’s most prestigious award, the Walkley, including the Gold Walkley for her coverage of the Bulldogs salary cap rorts. She was named the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for her investigations into the fraudulent activities of Michael Williamson, the head of the Health Services Union and the business activities of former NSW Labor minister, Eddie Obeid. 

Wenlei Ma

Wenlei Ma

Wenlei Ma is the TV and film critic for news.com.au where she writes reviews and features about movies and streaming. She is a weekly contributor on RN Breakfast, a regular on ABC Nightlife and her film reviews are syndicated in The Sunday Telegraph. She has been a journalist for more than a decade, has been published in Empire and AdNews, was featured on ABC TV’s China Tonight and is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved 'Top Critic'. 

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