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BSC Postgraduates: Thinking Differently About Youth Justice
Tue 25 April 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
Contemporary youth justice can be suggested as laden with both problems and opportunities. Despite difficulties resolving the longstanding disproportionate treatment of particular groups (Smithson et al 2013, Uhrig 2016), opportunities to divert significant volumes of young people from youth justice services have also arisen. While responses to those who remain have become refocused on areas such as education (Taylor 2016), the status of young youth justice experts has also become elevated, with the promise that young voices can gain greater prominence (YJB 2016). This current state of flux has heightened the need for critical scrutiny (Phoenix 2015) while also cementing the importance of relationships between research, policy and practice, such as through the Greater Manchester Youth Justice University Partnership.
The BSC Postgraduate Committee would like to welcome postgraduates to the one day event Thinking Differently About Youth Justice where space will be provided for discussion, reflection and the drawing together of contemporary themes in youth justice.
Professor Jo Phoenix (Open University)
The Death of Youth Justice?
Professor Hannah Smithson (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Knowledge Transfer and Youth Justice: Developing and Embedding Youth Justice Research in Practice
Dr Kate Gooch (University of Leicester) and Piers von Berg (University of Birmingham)
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Call for abstracts
We invite abstract submissions of 300 words from postgraduate students on the theme of Thinking Differently About Youth Justice drawing on themes described above, and contemporary issues more broadly. Please email your abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24th March - we will provide outcome notifications by 31st March.
Registration and coffee will take place from 9-9.45am with the day drawing to a close at 4pm
If you have any special dietary requirements, require accessibility details or support please contact Roxanna: email@example.com
About the BSC Postgraduate Committee's ‘Thinking Differently’ Series
The BSC Postgraduate Committee's 'Thinking Differently' series brings together academics and practitioners to critically explore contemporary issues in criminology and challenge taken-for-granted assumptions. The series seeks to build on the work of the BSC Postgraduate committee by hosting events that seek to provide a meaningful and relevant contribution to the criminology postgraduate experience within a supportive and inclusive environment.
Phoenix, J., (2015), Against youth justice and youth governance, for youth penalty, British Journal of Criminology, Vol 56, No 1, pp 123-140.
Smithson, H., Ralphs, R., and Williams, P., (2013), Used and Abused: The Problematic Usage of Gang Terminology in the United Kingdom and Its Implications for Ethnic Minority Youth, British Journal of Criminology, Vol 53, No 1, pp113-128.
Taylor, C., (2016), Review of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales, London: Ministry of Justice.
Uhrig, N., (2016), Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales, London: Ministry of Justice
Youth Justice Board, (2016), Participation strategy: Giving young people a voice in youth justice, London: Youth Justice Board