The Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies
Invites you to attend a Seminar on:
‘Why we should be bothered about the influence that locally based criminal networks have on children’
By Dr Sean Redmond, Research and Evaluation Unit of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Thursday 1st October 2015
6 pm, Pavilion
Please RSVP to Carol.Huguet firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Sean Redmond works in the Research and Evaluation Unit of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs with the lead responsibility for evaluation. Over the last 25 years Sean has held positions as; Head of Young Offender Programmes Irish Youth Justice Service; Assistant Director of Children's Services, Barnardos; Director PACE prisoners' resettlement service. Prior to this Sean held positions in management and practice in the youth justice system in the United Kingdom.
Youth crime policy has been Sean's abiding interest over this period. Sean's recent doctoral study 'Examining the role of criminal networks in causing children to develop longer and more serious crime trajectories ‘Greentown’ - A Case Study..' which looks at the circumstances affecting a small group of children engaged in crime networks, was completed earlier this year. The presentation will outline the study, it's key findings and present uncomfortable policy issues which challenge our conventional approaches to reducing youth crime for a small but significant group of children.
1.5 CPD points available for this event