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2017 REPPP News and Events

Hidden Victims, School of Law, UL YouTube video


The first two Greentown project events have been held at the University of Limerick on the 15th June and 4th September, 2017 with another two-day workshop on the 12th and 13thDecember, 2017. The workshops aim to combine knowledge from experts, both on the ground and in academia, to inform an intervention for children involved in prolific offending in criminal networks

REPPP Project Research Showcased

Project Research Showcased

Prof Sean Redmond and John Reddy showcased the REPPP project research at the meet-and–greet with Irish Research Council board members held in UL on the 19th of January. John and Sean are pictured with IRC board member Prof. Ursula Kilkenny.

Third Intervention Programme Design Workshop
Third Intervention Programme Design Workshop

Delegates at the final intervention programme design workshop on the 12th December 2017,  along with Prof Shane Kilcommins, Head of School of Law, UL, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton, TD and the Greentown Research Team.

Prof Sean Redmond was invited to present a keynote speech at the Annual Prosecutors Conference in Dublin Castle on the 25th of November 2017

In April 2017, the REPPP research team successfully organised a conference entitled Perspectives on Hidden Victims. Findings of Three New Innovative Studies, that attracted over 100 delegates from practice and academia. Dr Sean Redmond outlined the study’s objectives, the limitations of the extant knowledge on children’s involvement in adult criminal networks, key research findings, and policy implications arising from the Greentown study. The paper also outlined important work being undertaken by the School of Law in 2017 to replicate and broaden the original Greentown study to gauge the generalisability of findings and assist in the design of new interventions. You can watch a recording of this conference below.

Youth Crime Policy - Roundtable Event

How can we use research and other evidence to better inform youth crime policy decision-making?’ Roundtable event organised by the School of Law 24th January 2017 in Plassey House. This event was an expert consultation to examine the issues involved in evidence informed policy making in the area of youth crime and identify potential solutions.

The event involved academics from the School of Law; Departments of Sociology, Public Administration, Education, Psychology; Library Services; officials from the Departments of Justice and Equality and Children and Youth Affairs and Foroige, the national youth organisation.    

The input from this group will be used to inform a model of evidence review being developed by the School of Law Research Evidence into Policy, programmes and Practice (REPPP) project for application in the youth crime policy making process.

Greentown Program Design Workshop

The first of three Greentown Program Design workshops took place on the 15th of June here in UL. The workshops aim to combine knowledge from experts both on the ground and in academia to inform an intervention for children involved in prolific offending in criminal networks.

Catherine Naughton recent article in the Irish Times 

Please see link below for details on this article;

Catherine Naughton recent article in the Irish Examiner "Psychological side of abuse affects kids more"

Please see link below for details on this article;

Greentown Study starts new phase

The School of Law welcomes Catherine Naughton and Eoin O’Meara-Daly who will be undertaking the next phase of the Greentown study. This important study investigates the role of criminal networks in influencing children’s offending behaviour. Over 2017 Catherine and Eoin will be researching whether the original Greentown findings are present more widely in communities in Ireland. The study will also be working with international experts to identify programme solutions.