Professor Ross Deuchar

Assistant Dean (Research, Enterprise and International)

Room 3.025, School of Education, Ayr Campus
Tel 01292 886206 extension 6334


Ross Deuchar is Assistant Dean in the School of Education at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), with designated responsibility for leading and managing research, enterprise and international activity and engagement. He chairs the School’s Research and Enterprise Forum and International Forum, provides leadership, planning and resource management to ensure delivery of the strategic goals in these areas and deputises for the Dean when required. As a member of the School Leadership Team, Ross is responsible for shaping and implementing strategic and operational plans and associated targets related to research and enterprise and internationalisation, and is an ambassador for moving forward the University’s Corporate Strategy.

Ross has a PhD in social entrepreneurship and citizenship education. He is a Professor and scholar of criminology, with a particular focus on youth crime, and is the coordinator of both the ‘Youth Justice and Crime Prevention’ research group and the ‘Ethnography’ research group within UWS. He has published numerous articles in international, peer-reviewed journals on his ethnographic and qualitative work on youth gangs, masculinity, street culture and violence and also on violence prevention strategies such as detached and pastoral streetwork, early intervention, participatory and democratic education and problem-oriented policing. He has worked with some of the most marginalised young people in the West of Scotland on the streets and in youth clubs, schools, secure accommodation and prisons, and has worked with reformed and reforming gang members in several other European countries and in the USA. He has also engaged in participant observation of frontline police practice and street advocacy and youth work in both the United States of America and Scotland. He frequently engages in voluntary street work with youth work agencies in some of the most socially deprived neighbourhoods in Glasgow as well as regularly shadowing police operations in high crime communities in Scotland. Ross is the author of the highly acclaimed books, 'Gangs, Marginalised Youth and Social Capital' (2009, Trentham) and 'Policing Youth Violence: Transatlantic Connections' (2013, Trentham/IOE Press) and co-editor of the international collection, ‘Researching Marginalised Groups’ (2015, Routledge).

Ross supervises a group of Doctoral research students, mostly on projects related to youth offending, gang culture, masculinities and sport but also on issues related to education, citizenship and social justice. He teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules within Education, Community Education, Criminal Justice and Social Sciences on issues related to youth culture, crime and social and criminal justice, and coordinates the SCQF level 9 module on ‘Youth and Gang Violence’ on the BA: Criminal Justice programme. He is often called upon by the broadcast media as a commentator on issues relate to youth crime and gang culture with TV appearances in recent years on 'Scotland Today', 'Newsnight’, 'The Politics Show', Channel 5’s ‘Britain’s Crime Capitals’ and the WKRC ‘Local 12’ news in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is regularly invited to deliver lectures and talks on his extensive insights into gang culture, policing, youth work and youth justice. He also regularly writes for popular media outlets on these issues. He delivers a range of continual professional development courses focused on managing group and gang conflict with young people and the building of multi-agency, problem-oriented prevention initiatives as a means of tackling issues of youth violence and territoriality. These courses are aimed at youth workers, teachers, police officers and social workers. He is an Academic Associate with the Scottish Institute of Policing Research, has been a guest lecturer at the Scottish Police College and currently delivers a Masters-level module on ‘Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence’ for a range of public sector professionals and postgraduate students. As an experienced academic writer, supervisor, editor and peer reviewer, he is regularly asked to deliver seminars and courses on qualitative research methods (with a particular focus on ethnography) and on academic writing strategies for new and developing researchers. Ross has delivered keynote lectures on his work on youth gang culture, violence and criminal desistance in several European countries (including Denmark, Finland and Portugal) and in the USA. In December 2015, he will deliver a keynote at the ‘
International Conference on Outreach Work:Youth Gangs, Violence and Female Delinquency’ at the City University of Hong Kong.

Ross is currently a member of the Educational and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College and an academic assessor for the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. He is also a member of the European Society of Criminology, Scottish Educational Research Association and British Educational Research Association. In March 2010, Ross was runner-up for the ESRC’s prestigious Michael Young Prize in recognition of his research into gang culture in the West of Scotland.

  • Qualifications

    1st degree: B.Ed (Hons: 1): University of Glasgow, 1994.

    Higher degrees:

    • PhD: University of Strathclyde, 2005.
    • MSc: University of Stratchlyde, 1998.

    Others: Postgraduate Certificate in Management in Education: University of Strathclyde, 2001; Fellowship of Higher Education Academy, 2002.

  • Teaching Interests

    Ross lectures on a wide range of educational, sociological and criminological issues, with a particular focus on youth justice, gang culture, violence prevention and policing. He delivers CPD courses focused on understanding and preventing youth violence and on assets-based approaches to youth engagement and community participation for police officers, youth workers and other public sector practitioners. He is an Academic Associate for the Scottish Institute of Policing Research (SIPR) and delivers seminars and courses on issues related to youth offending and violence prevention to senior and operational police officers. Between 2010-2011, he delivered a module on ‘Working Collaboratively within Partnerships’ to senior police officers at the Scottish Police College as part of the police leadership programme.

    Ross coordinates and teaches an option module on ‘Youth and Gang Violence’ on the BA: Criminal Justice degree at UWS, and delivers seminars, workshops and tutorials to undergraduate Community Education, Social Science and Initial Teacher Education students on gang culture and on youth work, youth participation and inclusion. He delivers lectures, seminars and tutorials on qualitative research methods and on academic writing for undergraduate, Masters/ Doctoral students and academic staff. He has particular expertise in ethnography, and delivers introductory seminars and training programmes on this.

    Ross supervises research at both Masters and Doctoral level and would be interested in receiving enquiries about studies relating to youth participation and inclusion, gang culture and youth offending, community-based sanctions such as curfews and electronic monitoring and the impact of problem-oriented and community policing initiatives and police culture. He would also be interested in supervising work focused on exploring the relationship between criminal desistance and participation in sport.

    Current Research Students:

    Director of Studies:

    • Valerie Will (PhD): Perceptions and Determinants of Service Quality within the Equine Industry (P/T: 2013-present).
    • Robert McLean (PhD): The Relationship between Social Exclusion, Gang Culture and Organised Crime (F/T: 2012-present).
    • Nighet Riaz (PhD): Barriers or Gateways: Are Religion and Ethnicity Barriers to Participation in a Learning Environment? (F/T: 2011-present).
    • Liam Wells (PhD) Alcohol and the Game: An Ethnography of Male Football Players and Supporters (P/T: 2009-present).
    • Laura Graham (PhD): Uncovering the Habitus of Coaching Students: A Sociological Investigation of the Development of Philosophies and Pedagogical Approach (P/T: 2009 present).

    Second Supervisor:
    • Jim Toland (PhD): Use of Computer-supported Case-based Reasoning in the Analysis of Youth Crime (P/T: 2015-present). 
    • Tara Jones (PhD): What is the Relationship between Disaffection and Young People’s Perception of Agency and Participation in Scottish Secondary Schools? (F/T: 2011- present).
    • Johanne Miller (PhD): In Every Scheme there is a Team: An Exploration of Glasgow Gangs (F/T: 20009-present).


  • Research Interests
    Ross’s current research interests include exploring the relationship between ‘hegemonic’ masculinity and the manifestation of violent crime among young males, the links between pugilism (the art and practice of boxing), alternative identity construction and desistance actions among young gang members as well as the potential impact of faith-based interventions and spirituality on bringing about young people’s desistance from crime. He is also interested in the impact of assets-based community development strategies on youth crime prevention and the relationship between police use of ‘stop and search’ procedures and the building of relationships between officers and young people in local communities.
    Ross was recently involved in conducting research into the impact of introducing procedural justice principles into police training at the Scottish Police College, in collaboration with colleagues from Glasgow Caledonian University and with funding from the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR). He also collaborated with a former Police Scotland officer on a SIPR-funded Fellowship programme exploring the impact of ‘assets-based community listening events’ on reducing violence, building social capital and enhancing police morale.

    Ross recently conducted a study into the nature and impact of young offenders’ cultural consumption and their experiences of incarceration, working with young prisoners at HM YOI Polmont. He also coordinated a £20,000-funded research project into the impact of detached streetwork on young people in Glasgow, with funding provided by the Childcare Aberlour Trust and the Big Lottery, and in recent years has conducted ethnographic research into the nature and impact of gang culture and gang violence in Denmark and in Los Angeles, USA. He also completed an ethnographic research project exploring the nature and impact of focused deterrence and violence reduction initiatives in Cincinnati, USA and in Glasgow for his book ‘Policing Youth Violence: Transatlantic Connections’ (2013, IOE Press), where he worked in close partnership with the Cincinnati Police Department, Police Scotland and the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. The research was funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

  • Research activity output book


     Bhopal, K. and Deuchar, R (2015) (eds.) Researching Marginalised Groups. New York: Routledge. 


     Deuchar, R. (2013)  Policing Youth Violence: transatlantic Connections. London: Trentham/IOE Press. *

     Acclaim for this book:

     'This work makes an important contribution to our knowledge on CIRV, but also on desistance, partnership working and policing methods.' - Dr Simon Harding, Middlesex University (2014). 

     'Carefully researched and accessibly written, this volume is both essential reading for scholars and ideal for classroom use.' -Professor Francis Cullen, University of Cincinnati (2013).

     'Innovative in approach and wide-ranging in scope, this book will be of huge interest to scholars of policing, youth crime, gangs and desistance.' - Professor Tim Newburn, London School of Economics (2013).

     ‘The work by Professor Deuchar has been central to the development of our successful strategy and I would recommend this book to all who have an interest in this type of law enforcement work.’ - Chief Superintendent Robert Hamilton, formerly of Police Scotland (2013).


     'Ross Deucher tells a fascinating tale of two different cities which share a desire to reduce the harm caused by violence, clearly illustrating how a sound criminological understanding can really aid modern day policing.' -Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, Greater Manchester Police (2013).

     Gangs: Marginalised Youth and Social Capital

     Deuchar, R. (2009) Gangs: Marginalised Youth and Social Capital. Stoke on Trent: Trentham.*

     Acclaim for this book:

     ‘A timely and important book. Its stated aim – to challenge the commonly-held view that young people are offensive, troublesome and threatening – is to an extent achieved. What a reader is left with is a sense of Deuchar’s curiosity about a frequently stigmatized group and abiding sense that something not only can be done but should be done’ – Runnymede Bulletin (2009)

     ’If you are looking for a book that focuses on solutions to the "gang problem" and how to re-engage marginalised, disenfranchised young people, then this book will be of value... Deuchar is skilled at interviewing young people and he presents the accounts of those in his sample with empathy and a clear commitment to defending their corner' – Times Higher Education Supplement (2010)

     ‘For students involved in education, community learning and development and social work in particular, this work would provide valuable insight into the processes which influence both positive and negative behaviour within an urban context’ – Scottish Educational Review (2010)

     ‘An accessible and interesting read for a practitioner audience (and) also of use for academics interested in gangs and social capital’ – Youth Justice: An International Journal (2010)


     ‘What is refreshing about this book is that it manages to sidestep the well-trodden path to urban dystopia depicted as being a product of the interactions between supposedly degenerate youth and an unresponsive and impotent government … “Gangs, Marginalised Youth and Social Capital” contributes towards a welcome and thankfully growing body of literature that seeks to explore the views of young people in their own words’ – Probation Journal (2010)

     Citizenship: Enterprise and Learning

     Deuchar, R. (2007) Citizenship: Enterprise and Learning harmonising competing educational agendas. Stoke on Trent: Trentham.*

     Acclaim for this book: 

     'A very thought-provoking, readable and useful book, which offers value to policy makers, academics and to practising teachers' – Centrelink (2007)

     'A well-considered, well-argued and ultimately worthwhile contribution to the literature on citizenship... a refreshingly easy read' - London Review of Education (2008)


     *Cover images reproduced by permission of Trentham Books, IOE Press and Routledge.


  • Research activity output chapters

    Deuchar, R. (2015) (in press) Scottish youth gangs, in: H. Croall, G. Mooney and M.Munro (eds.) Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland. London: Routledge.

    Deuchar, R. (2015) Dilemmas, deception and ethical decision-making: Insights from a Transatlantic ethnographer, in: K. Bhopal and R. Deuchar (eds.). Researching Marginalised Groups. New York: Routledge.

    Deuchar, R. (2014) Youth Gangs, in: J. D. Wright (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 2nd Edition. Atlanta: Elsevier.

    Deuchar, R. (2014) Violence and the education system, in: P. Donnelly and C.L. Ward (eds.) The Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention. London: Oxford Press.

    Taylor, M. F.; Deuchar, R. and Van der Leun, J. (2014) ‘Out on the street it’s like a brotherhood of sorts': Violent Scottish and Australian troublesome youth groups, in: M. F. Taylor, J. A. Pooley and J.Merrick (eds.) Adolescence: Places and Spaces. New York: Nova.

    Deuchar, R. (2014) Curfews, in: J. M. Miller (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology. NJ: Wiley Blackwell.

    Deuchar, R. (2012) Gangs and territorialism, in: H. Maitles and P. Cowan (eds.) Teaching Controvesial Issues in the Classroom: Key Issues and Debates. London: Continuum.

    Deuchar, R. (2012) Gangs, youth offending and social capital: tales of Glasgow’s lost boys, in: C. Bassani (ed.) Adolescent Behaviour. New York: Nova.

    Deuchar, R. (2010) Prevention through formal and informal education, in: M. Herzog-Evans (ed.) Transnational Criminology Manual: Volume III. Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers.

    Deuchar, R. & Maitles, H. (2008). Education For Citizenship, in Bryce, T.G.K & Humes, W.M (eds.) Scottish Education (3rd edition): Beyond Devolution. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

    Deuchar, R. and Maitles, H. (2007) We’re citizens now!: the development of positive values through a democratic approach to learning, in: H. Maitles (Ed.) Exploring Cultural Perspectives in Education. Edmonton, AB: ICRN Press.

    Maitles, H. & Deuchar, R. (2005). It's Not Fair! Anyway, We've Got Rights!, in Hancock, R. & Collins, J. (eds), Primary Teaching Assistants: Learners And Learning. London: Fulton.

  • Research activity output journals

    Miller, J., McAliffe, L., Riaz, N. and Deuchar, R. (2015) Exploring youths’ perceptions of the hidden practice of youthwork in increasing social capital with young people considered NEET inScotland. Journal of Youth Studies 18 (4): 468-484. 

    Holligan, C. and Deuchar, R. (2015) What does it mean to be a man: Psychosocial undercurrents inthe voices of incarcerated (violent) Scottish teenage offenders. Criminology and Criminal Justice 15 (3): 361-377. 

    Deuchar, R., Miller, J. and Barrow, M. (2015) Breaking down barriers with theusual suspects: Findings from a research-informed intervention with police,young people and residents in the West of Scotland. Youth Justice 15 (1): 57-75. 

    Deuchar, R. and Ellis, J. (2013) ‘It’s helped me with my anger and I’m realising where I go in life’: The impact of a Scottish youth work / schools intervention on young people’s responses to social strain and engagement with anti-social behaviour and gang culture, Research in Post-Compulsory Education - Special Issue: Reclaiming the Disengaged? Critical Perspectives on Young People not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) 18 (1-2): 98-114. 

    Deuchar, R. and Bhopal, K. (2012) ‘We’re still human beings, we’re not aliens’: Promoting the citizenship rights and cultural diversity of Traveller children in schools: Scottish and English perspectives, British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) 39 (4): 733-750. 

    Gormally, S. and Deuchar, R. (2012) Young people, the police and anti-social behaviour management in the west of Scotland, International Journal on School Disaffection 9 (1): 51-66. 

    Deuchar (2012) The impact of curfews and electronic monitoring on the social strains, support and capital experienced by youth gang members and offenders in the West of Scotland, Criminology and Criminal Justice 12 (2): 113-128. 

    Deuchar, R. (2011) ‘People look at us, the way we dress, and they think we’re gangsters’: bonds, bridges, gangs and refugees - a qualitative study of inter-cultural social capital in Glasgow, Journal of Refugee Studies 24(4) 672-689.  

    Deuchar, R. (2011) Scottish educational research: past, present and future challenges. Research Intelligence 115 (Summer): 8-9. 

    Holligan, C. and Deuchar, R. (2011) Contested urban spaces: exploring the analytics of young persons' experiences of living in Glasgow's deprived zones, Pastoral Care in Education 29 (2): 67-82. View Journal 

    Deuchar, R. (2010) It's just pure if it's a crime to walk in the street: anti-social behaviour, youth justice and citizenship - the reality for young men in the east end of Glasgow, Youth Justice, 10(3): 258-274. 

    Deuchar, R. and Holligan, C. (2010) Gangs, sectarianism and social capital: a qualitative study of young people in Scotland, Sociology, 44(1): 13-30.  

    Holligan, C. and Deuchar, R. (2009) Territorialities in Scotland: perceptions of young people in Glasgow, Journal of Youth Studies, 12 (6): 727-742.  

    Deuchar, R. (2009). The outsiders, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Journal, Autumn.  

    Deuchar, R. (2009). Urban youth cultures and the re-building of social capital: illustrations from a pilot study in Scotland. A Journal of Youth Work, 1:7-22.  

    Deuchar, R. (2009). Seen and heard, and then not heard: Scottish pupils' experience of democratic educational practice during the transition from primary to secondary school, Oxford Review of Education, 34(5): 23-40.  

    Deuchar, R. (2008) Facilitator, director or critical friend? Contradiction and congruence in doctoral supervision styles, Teaching in Higher Education, 13(4): 489-500. 

    Deuchar, R. (2008) 'All You Need Is An Idea!': the impact of values-based participation on pupils' attitudes towards sopcial activism and enterprise. Improving Schools, 11(1): 19-32. 

    Deuchar, R. (2006) Not only this, but also that!: Translating the social and political motivations underpinning enterprise and citizenship education into Scottish schools. Cambridge Journal of Education, 36 (4): 533-547.  

    Maitles, H. & Deuchar, R. (2006) "We don't learn democracy, we live it!": Consulting the pupil voice in Scottish schools. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 1 (3): 249-266. 

    Deuchar, R. (2005) Fantasy or reality: the use of enterprise in education as an alternative to simulated and imaginary contexts for raising pupil attainment in functional writing, Educational Review , 57(1): 91-104. 

    Deuchar, R. (2004) Reconciling self-interest and ethics: the role of primary school pupil councils, Scottish Educational Review, 36(2): 159-168. 

    Deuchar, R. (2004) Changing paradigms: the potential of enterprise education as an adequate vehicle for promoting and enhancing education for active and responsible citizenship: illustrations from a Scottish perspective, Oxford Review of Education, 30(2), 223-239. View journal  

    Deuchar, R. (2003) Preparing tomorrow's people - the new challenges of citizenship education for involving Scottish pupils and teachers in participative decision-making processes, Scottish Educational Review, 35(1): 27-37. 

  • Research activity output conference presentations

    Deuchar, R. and Mørck, L.-L. (2015) Young offenders, spiritual journeys and criminal desistance in Denmark and Scotland. Journal of Youth Studies Conference, University of Copenghagen, 30 March-1 April.

    Deuchar, R., Søgaard, T. F. and Kolind, T. (2014) Pugilism and desistance: Exploring the role of boxing and transitional masculinities in criminal desistance. European Society of Criminology, 10-13 September, Charles University, Prague.

    Deuchar, R. (2014) The impact of introducing the principles of procedural justice into Scottish police training. Values in Policing Conference, Scottish Police College, 28 May.

    Deuchar, R. (2014) Getting the ‘Bloodz’ between the ropes: boxing, masculinity and resilience among young gang members in Copenhagen. Resilience conference, University of the West of Scotland, 30 May. 

    Deuchar, R. (2013) Youth violence and criminal desistance: Damaged pasts and hazardous journeys. American Society of Criminology conference, Atlanta, 20-23 November.

    Deuchar, R. (2013) Journeys towards desistance in Glasgow: The role of focused deterrence. Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Sweden, 10-12 June.

    Deuchar, R. (2013) Focussed deterrence and ‘hard chargers’: Cop culture in Cincinnati and The Wire. Cultural Representations of Crime and Policing conference, West Park Conference Centre, Dundee, 16-17 April.

    Deuchar, R. (2013) ‘What I’m giving away, I’m keeping’: Spirituality, generativity and desistence in Cincinnati and Glasgow. New Agendas on Youth and Adultood: Youth Studies Conference 2013, University of Glasgow, 8-10 April.

    Deuchar, R. (2013) Focussed deterrence and ‘hard chargers’: Impressions of an ethnographer ‘on the beat’. North-West Policing Research Symposium, University of Liverpool: 20 February 2013.

    Deuchar, R. (2012) Policing gang violence in Cincinnati and Glasgow: One with a gun, one with a jacket and one with some tales and confessions. American Society of Criminology conference, Chicago, 14-17 November.

    Deuchar, R. (2012) ‘It’s almost like giving them hope … inspiring them it’s never too late to change’: Policing Youth Gang Violence and Offending in Cincinnati and Glasgow: The Role of Youth and Street Work. British Educational Research (BERA) Conference, University of Manchester, 4-6 September.

    Deuchar, R. and Bhopal, K. (2012) ‘We’re still human beings, we’re not aliens’: Promoting the Citizenship Rights and Cultural Diversity of Traveller Children in Schools: Scottish and English Perspectives. British Educational Research (BERA) Conference, University of Manchester, 4-6 September.

    Deuchar, R. (2012) One Man and a Dog, One Patrol Cop and His Undercover Partner: Confessions of an Ethnographer in Cincinnati, Ohio. Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference: The Policing of Urban Spaces: Policing Places, Policing People, University of Edinburgh, 5 July.

    Deuchar, R.; Miller, J.; Barrow, M. and MacKlin, R. (2012) Gang Segregation or Community Integration: An investigation of what works in community settings. Youth in Crisis and Community Interventions: Past, Present and Future Strategies. University of the West of Scotland, Ayr, 21-22 February.

    Deuchar, R. and Ellis, J. (2011) 'They don't boss you about like teachers, they just act like They are equals…': The Impact of Schools/Youthwork Partnerships on Disengaged Young People. Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA), Stirling, 24-25 November.

    Deuchar, R. (2011) Bridging the Gap:The Impact of Informal, Youth Work Strategies in Challenging Anti-Social Behaviour within a Formal Educational Setting. European Educational Research Conference (ECER), Freie Universitat, Berlin, 12-17 September.

    Deuchar, R. (2011) Gangs, Youth Offending and Social Capital: Tales of Glasgow’s Lost Boys. York Deviancy Conference, University of York, 29 June -1 July.

    Deuchar, R. (2011) Snacks, Sandwiches and Binges: The Journey towards Writing for Publication. Association of Chartered Teachers Scotland (ACTS) Teachers as Writers, University of the West of Scotland, 11 June.

    Deuchar, R. (2011) Gangs: A Protective Environment? BASPCAN ‘Protecting Scotland’s Children – Protecting Scotland’s Future’, University of the West of Scotland, 3 June.

    Deuchar, R. and Welsh, A. (2011) Researcher / Practitioner Collaborations and the Impact on Professionalism: An Enterprising Journey, STEC Annual Conference: Towards a New Professionalism, Stirling Management Centre, 20 April.

    Deuchar, R. (2011) Learning to Write Again: Moving from Thesis to Publication. Association of Chartered Teachers Scotland (ACTS) Winter Conference: Inspiring Leaders of Learning, Stirling Management Centre, 5 February.

    Deuchar, R. (2010) ‘Nae wonder we don’t like them, when they come in and try and bomb Glasgow airport …’: Youth gangs, Racism and Inter-cultural Social Capital in Glasgow. British Educational Research Association (BERA), University of Warwick: 1-4 September.

    Deuchar, R. (2010) 'The curfew was hard...because you know you can go oot but you can't': The Impact of Curfews and Restrictions of Liberty on Young Gang Members in the West of Scotland. Mind The Gap: Conversations on Youth Work and Youth Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: 7-9 September.

    Deuchar, R. (2010) The Impact of Curfews and Restriction of Liberty Orders (RLOs) on Young Gang Members in Glasgow. British Society of Criminology (BSC), University of Leicester: 12-14 July.

    Catts, R., Coburn, A., Deuchar, R., McGinley, B. (2009). What a capital idea: exploring the needs of (disadvantaged) young people, Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA), Royal George Hotel, Perth: 26-28 November.

    Deuchar, R. (2009). 'Move on or you're getting jailed': anti-social behaviour, gangs and the social exclusion of youth. Educational Research (ECER), University of Vienna: 28-30 September.

    Deuchar, R. (2009) ‘It’s just pure harassment, as if it’s a crime to walk in the street’: anti-social behaviour, gangs and marginalised youth, British Society of Criminology (BSC), City Hall, Cardiff: 29 June-1 July.

    Deuchar, R. (2009) ‘I think some of them get paranoid when they see us, because of the stuff on TV’: the demonization of young people in Scottish urban communities. Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe (CiCE), University of Malmo, Sweden: 21-23 May.

    Deuchar, R. (2008). "If you step into somebody else's scheme, then may be you'll get attacked": Territorialism, social capital and marginalized youth in Glasgow. Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA), Royal George Hotel, Perth: 27-29 November.

    Deuchar, R. (2008). Glasgow gangs: what is the attraction? Southbank Child Development Centre Conference, Glasgow: 26 November.

    Deuchar, R. (2008). "We need to cross to the other side and there are gangs there": A study of social capital, gangs and marginalised youth in Glasgow. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), University of Gothenburg, Sweden: 10-12 September.

    Deuchar. R. (2007). A "third way" for education? The impact and challenges of implementing a harmonized model of citizenship and enterprise education. British Education Research Association (BERA) , Institute of Education: University of London: 5-9 September.

    Maitles, H. & Deuchar, R. (2007) "Why do they never listen to us?" Participation and democratic practice in schools. Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe (CiCE): Citizenship Education in Society, Universite Paul-Valery, Montpellier: 24-26 May.

    Maitles, H. & Deuchar, R. (2007) "We've got rights!": Pupils' experience of democratic educational practice in primary and secondary schools. International Cultural research network (ICRN), University of Strathclyde: 3-6 May.

    Maitles, H. & Deuchar, R. (2007) "In primary schools we used to have assembly every week and discussed the pupil council ... but here we don't get told!" : Pupils' experience of democratic educational practice in primary and secondary schools. International Transitions Research Conference, University of Strathclyde: 11-14 April.

    Deuchar, R.(2006) Facilitator, director or critical friend?: A case study of doctoral supervision styles and candidate needs. Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA), Royal George Hotel, Perth: 23-25 November.

  • Research activity output source of funding

     Deuchar, R. (2013) Stimulating Desistance among Young Violent Offenders: The Impact of Boxing, Youth Work and Pastoral Care. Carnegie Trust, £1786.22.

     Deuchar, R. and Bone, T. (2013) The Impact of Assets-based Community Integration Initiatives in Scottish and Danish Locations. SIPR Fellowship, £2559.96.

     Robertson, A.; McMillan, L.; Deuchar, R. and Godwin, J.(2013) Evaluating the Impact of using the Principles of Procedural Justice Police Training. SIPR, £67,500.

     Deuchar, R. (2012) Policing Youth Violence: Atlantic Connections. Carnegie Trust, £990.

     Deuchar, R., Miller, J. and Hunter, I. (2011) The Impact of the Space Unlimited Project. Violence Reduction Unit, £300.

     Deuchar, R. (2011) The Impact of Detached Streetwork on Young People involved in Youthpoint Aberlour. Childcare Aberlour Trust/Big Lottery, £20,000.

     Deuchar, R. (2010). The impact of curfews and restriction of Liberty Orders (RLOs) on young gang members in Glasgow. Carnegie Trust/University of Strathclyde award, £550.

     Deuchar, R. (2008). Social capital issues and sectarianism: a pilot study into the possible existence and nature of a sectarian habitus among young people. British Academy award SG-48335, £3,406.

     Boyd, B.; Dunlop, A.W.; Mitchell, J.; Seagraves, L.; Clinton, C. and Deuchar, R. (2006) Curriculum Architecture: A Literature Review. Scottish Executive award SCH/000/013, £20,642.

     Dunlop, A.W.; Boyd, B.; Skinner, D.; Deuchar, R.; Mitchell, J. and Smith, I. (2006) A Literature Review of Models of Curriculum Change. Scottish Executive award SCH/000/008, £20,528.50.

     Weir, D., Brownlow, L., Deuchar, R., Paterson, M. & Foster, M. (2002). The educational and economic benefits of enterprise education. SEED/Schools Enterprise Programme award, £250,000.

  • Professional Membership(s)
    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2002.
  • Useful information

    Media Articles

    Deuchar, R. (2015) An unequal struggle. TESS, 13 March.-  

    Deuchar, R. (2015) Why services for vulnerable young people must not be jeopardised. The Herald, 24 December.-

    Deuchar, R. (2014) before it’s too late. TESS, 7 March. -

    Deuchar, R. (2014) The balance in policing policy. The Scotsman, 13 January. -

    Deuchar, R. (2013) In their shoes. TESS, 1 November. -

    Deuchar, R. (2013) Stop searching for reasons and look at facts: police methods do work. The Herald, 6 October. -

    Deuchar, R. (2013) Simple solutions: Comparing youth violence in Cincinnati, USA and Glasgow, Scotland and examining the success of violence reduction interventions. Children in Scotland Magazine, September -

    Deuchar, R. (2013) Collaboration call on antisocial behaviour. The Herald, 22 February.

    Deuchar, R. (2012) Oh for the halcyon days of jumpers for goalposts. TESS, 10 August.

    Deuchar, R. (2011) Early intervention is essential to save lost boys, The Herald: Society, 25 January.

    Deuchar, R. (2010) Brave new approach to ending violence. The Scotsman, 5 April.

    Deuchar, R. (2010). Short jail sentences lock us into repeated cycles of crime. The Herald, 14 December.

    Deuchar, R. (2009). Recognising the rich cultural diversity of Scotland's population. The Scotsman, 28 November.

    Deuchar, R. (2009). United front can help youngsters escape violence. The Herald, 27 February.

    Deuchar, R. (2008) Gangland culture has embraced internet age. Sunday Post, 14 December.

    Deuchar, R. (2008) Second chance for many normally sent off in despair, TESS, 27 June.

    Deuchar, R. (2008). It's a jungle out there for the teenage territorials. The Herald: Society, 10 June.

    Deuchar, R. (2007) Don't ban young ones from TV - it can inspire play. TESS, 17 August.

    Deuchar, R. (2007) Put the ball in the pupils' court. TESS, 22 June.

    Deuchar, R. (2007) Wise words from mouths of babes. The Scotsman, 25 April.

    Deuchar, R. (2007) The Children who are re-writing the school rule book. The Herald: Society, 24 April.

    Deuchar, R. (2007) Good citizens in the making. TESS, 6 April.

    Deuchar, R. (2007) Equip teachers to be more enterprising. TESS, 16 March.

    Deuchar, R. (2006) Let pupils take the lead. TESS, 10 March. View article

    Deuchar, R. (2005) Summit of ambition must reach higher. TESS, 15 July.

    Deuchar, R. (2005) Pupils deserve all the rights of citizenship. The Herald: Society, 19 April 2005.

    Deuchar, R. (2005) Talk is not cheap but it's so valuable, TESS, 28 January.


    Project Reports  

    Deuchar, R. and Bone T. (2015) The Impact of Assets-based Community Integration Initiatives in Scottish and Danish Locations. Dundee: SIPR.

    Deuchar, R. (2014) Stimulating Desistance among Young Violent Offenders: The Impact of Boxing, Youth Work and Pastoral Care. Carnegie Trust.

    Deuchar, R. and Sapouna, M. (2014) The Impact of Renfrewshire Council’s Whole System Court Support Service for young People under 18. University of the West of Scotland.

    Deuchar, R., Miller, J. and Gormally, S. (2014) The Impact of Aberlour Youthpoint’s Detached Streetwork and Youth Service Programme on the Building of Social Capital among Children and Young People in Glasgow. Childcare Aberlour Trust/Big Lottery.

    Deuchar, R. (2013) Policing Youth Violence: Atlantic Connections. Carnegie Trust.

    Deuchar, R.; Miller, J. and Hunter, I. (2012) Evaluation of ‘Space Unlimited’ Project. Glasgow: Violence Reduction Unit.

    Deuchar, R. (2011) ‘It’s helped me wi’ my anger and I’m realizing where I go inlife’: The Impact of Informal, Youth Work Strategies in ChallengingAnti-social Behaviour within a Formal Educational Setting". Glasgow: FARE.

    Deuchar, R. (2010) The Impact of Curfews and Restriction of Liberty Orders (RLOs) on Young Gang Members in Glasgow. Dunfermline: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

    Deuchar, R. and Holligan, C. (2008). Social Capital Issues and Sectarianism: The Possible Existence and Nature of a Sectarian Habitus among Young People. London: British Academy.

    Boyd, B; Dunlop, A.W.; Mitchell, J.; Logue, J.; Gavienas. E; Seagreaves, L.; Clinton, C.; and Deuchar, R. (2007). Curriculum Architecture - A Literature Review. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.

    Boyd, B; Dunlop, A.W.; Skinner, D.; Deuchar, R.; Mitchell, J. and Smith, I. (2006) A Literature Review of Models of Curriculum Change. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.

    Brownlow, L., Deuchar, R., Forster, M., Paterson, M. & Weir, D.(2004) Schools Enterprise Programme Research Project: The Educational and Economic Benefits of Enterprise Education. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.