North South Criminology Conference,
6th -7th of September
The REPPP team was delighted to host a panel at the North South Criminology Conference on the 6th of September in UCD. The team of Dr Sean Redmond, John Reddy, Deirdre Fullerton and Dr Catherine Naughton presented on four current Policy led research projects. Brendan Sheehy from the Irish Youth Justice Service introduced the panel, he outlined the benefits of this innovative government/academic partnership to delivering a rational approach to youth crime policy, programmes and practice in Ireland. John Reddy presented his work on the ‘Data Utility Study’ which examines the value of routine data collected in the Irish Youth Justice System in terms of indicating effectiveness and the important factors which influence and shape data collection processes. Deirdre Fullerton presented her work on the ‘Relationship Study, a systematic review to identify features of effective relationships between youth professionals and young people. Catherine Naughton presented on the ‘Bail Supervision Scheme (BSS) Evaluation’ which combines experimental and realist designs to evaluate the contribution of the BSS pilot programme in the reduction of remand to detention for children and improvements in their bail compliance. Finally Sean Redmond presented on the ‘Greentown Project’, which investigates the influence that criminal networks have on children’s offending behaviour in Ireland. Primary research provides evidence to inform an Intervention Programme Design.
The School of Law was also represented at the North South Conference by Prof Shane Killcommins, Dr Johnny Connolly, Dr Norah Burns and Dr Eoin Guilfoyle