This two-day conference seeks to
explore the current challenges facing young people across the UK in
terms of social disadvantage, urban deprivation, territoriality,
violence and the social and political mistrust of youth. It seeks to
examine the current conceptions and misconceptions about youth gang
culture and their relationship to issues of public disorder and
violence, as well as exploring the community intervention strategies
that have been put in place in Scotland to enhance young people’s
commitment to social and educational participation.
Through a combined programme of
plenaries, research seminars and critical roundtable discussion, the
conference aims to create an informed dialogue between practitioners,
policy makers and researchers as a potential catalyst for future
decision-making about how best to support and engage our young people.
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We are pleased to announce that our speakers will include:
Mr Tam Baillie,
Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People.
Conference Introduction and Opening Address.
Professor Simon Hallsworth,
London Metropolitan University.
Gangs, Gang Culture and Public Disorder: The Case of the English Disturbances.
Professor Tracey Shildrick,
Young People and Social Exclusion?: Evidence from Twelve Years of Research in Teesside.
Dr Terry Barber,
University of Dundee.
Engagement...Critical Youth Work...Critical Impact.' Developing a
community-based response to the needs of young people.
Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan,
Scottish Violence Reduction Unit.
The Shared Agenda.