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Youth Crime and Justice: Does age matter?

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The Open University

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Your invitation to Professor Jo Phoenix's inaugural lecture:

Youth crime and justice: Does age matter?

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Jo Phoenix, Professor of Criminology, will deliver her inaugural lecture on youth crime and justice.

Many countries have separate criminal justice systems for young people and adults, but is age the differentiating factor that should be considered? The separation based on age assumes that a ‘just’ response to young people demands recognition of their developmental needs, accredits them with less moral responsibility (than adults) and acts in a way towards them that protects their well-being and welfare.

In this lecture, Professor Jo Phoenix will argue that whilst understandable, this system locks the debate about youth justice into recurring circular disagreements about justice, welfare and rights. Professor Phoenix will discuss different ways in which social circumstances and cultural context might be better placed to differentiate in both adult and youthful law-breaking.

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Jo Phoenix joined the Open University as Professor in Criminology in 2016. Her main research interests cohere around the production of and links between social justice and criminal justice for young people and women and in relation to sex, and sexualities. Jo researches and writes about policy and practice reform to youth justice as well as in relation to child sexual exploitation and prostitution. More recently she has become interested in thinking through issues of justice in relation to sexualities.

Event programme:

17.15 Tea/coffee on arrival

18:00 -18:40 Inaugural lecture: Youth crime and justice

18:40 -19:00 Q&A

19:00 - 20.00 Drinks Reception

Can't join in person? Watch the event live online (link will be live before the event) or via Facebook and post your questions during the Talk. Please do take the opportunity to have your questions answered by our speakers LIVE during the event by emailing: Comms-Inaugural-Lectures@open.ac.uk;

We very much hope you will be able to attend what promises to be an inspiring event and have your say.

View other OU 50th anniversary inaugural lectures at: http://www.open.ac.uk/research/inaugural-lectures

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? No, there are none.

Do I have to be a student at the OU to attend? No, this event is open to the public.

I cannot attend on the day, will the event be recorded? Yes, a recording will be made available post event.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Ample parking is available outside the venue. Please use East Parking. If you have any special requirements please contact the events organiser. Map of the OU campus.

Where can I contact the organiser with questions? Email: Comms-Inaugural-Lectures@open.ac.uk;

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. Pease go to the registration desk on arrival, your name will be on the list.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Please let the organisers know in advance of any name change.

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United Kingdom

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