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Youth justice back at the crossroads

July 12, 2014

Youth justice back at the crossroads Document Information: Title: Youth justice back at the crossroads Author(s): Sean Creaney, (Lecturer in Childhood Studies, based at School of Education and Applied Social Sciences, Stockport College, Stockport, UK), Roger Smith, (Professor of Social Work, based at School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, Durham, UK) Citation: Sean Creaney, Roger [...]

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February 11, 2013

Book Review: Assessment in Youth Justice    Please click on this link (you will need to log in) http://yjj.sagepub.com/content/12/3/271.full.pdf+html

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February 11, 2013

Predicting criminality: youth justice and early intervention SEAN CREANEY 4 October 2012 Youth justice policy in England is focused on risk, leading young people to be labelled as ‘pre-criminals’ and intervention undertaken before they have broken the law. Is this a kafkaesque nightmare, or a common sense approach to stopping crime before it occurs? The film Minority [...]

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May axes the ‘badge of honour’ Asbo in shake-up of laws

June 8, 2012

By JAMES SLACK, HOME AFFAIRS EDITOR Labour’s Asbo policy  was finally axed yesterday after thugs racked up an astonishing 52,000 breaches in a decade. Home Secretary Theresa May lit a bonfire of the last government’s anti-social behaviour laws, replacing 19 powers with only six. Critics say Asbos have become a ‘badge of honour’, with youngsters on [...]

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Don’t mock ‘hug a hoodie’. It was, and still is, the right message

June 7, 2012

Don’t mock ‘hug a hoodie’. It was, and still is, the right message In Britain we feel the need to talk tough on crime when all the evidence suggest that this is the politics of the madhouse Wandsworth Prison in London. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Like so many famous political phrases, David Cameron [...]

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Risk, Prevention and Early Intervention: Youth Justice Responses to Girls

June 7, 2012

Title: Risk, prevention and early intervention: youth justice responses to girls Author(s): Sean Creaney, (Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the Centre for Education and Applied Social Sciences, Stockport College, Stockport, UK) Citation: Sean Creaney, (2012) “Risk, prevention and early intervention: youth justice responses to girls”, Safer Communities, Vol. 11 Iss: 2, pp.111 – 120 Keywords: [...]

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Predicting Young Criminals

June 7, 2012

CrimeTalk An educational resource at the heart of public debate,criminological research and professional practice…… PREDICTING YOUNG CRIMINALS POSTED BY Sean Creaney The film Minority Report (2002) tells the story of a “pre-crime unit” who predict the criminals of the future, and before they commit the crime punish them. Law enforcement officials intervene and prevent the crime from taking [...]

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Cambridge University: Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Practice

February 10, 2012

http://www.crim.cam.ac.uk/events/conferences/diversity-diversion/cccjpconfprovprog.pdf I presented at the Women, Crime and Criminal Justice practice conference in Cambridge in January. Although, I presented at the Youth Justice Board convention in 2010, it was the fist-time I had presented a research paper at an academic conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, there were some fantastic speakers, renowned for their research [...]

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Keele University Criminology Studentships

February 10, 2012

Research Topic Research Institute for Social Sciences PhD Studentships Reference number: RISS 2012/13 Abstract Applications are invited for studentships within any of the 5 Centres of the Research Institute.  These Centres are: Economics and Management Law, Ethics and Society Politics, International Relations and Environment Psychological Research Social Policy Keele University is offering a number of [...]

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Sean Creaney will be presenting a paper at Social Work conference

February 10, 2012

SwanConf2012 The Seventh Annual Social Work Action Network Conference (SWAN) will be hosted by Liverpool Hope University on 30th and 31st March 2012     Urgent: Do you require accommodation for a group? Please scroll down for accommodation amendments.         Cuts, crisis, and resistance – building alliances in social work and social [...]

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