17th Conference of the International Association for Research in Juvenile Criminology
Swansea University - Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th March 2008
Promoting Positive Practices: Transforming Youth Justice Policy and Practice
The conference will address the theme of ‘Promoting Positive Practices: Transforming Youth Justice Policy and Practice’. The conference will embrace positive practices in the areas of both prevention of delinquency and direct work with young people who have offended. Policy and practice interventions in communities, schools, sentencing, youth justice services/interventions and specialist institutions (education, treatment centres and custody) will be explored.
'Positive practices’ in this context may be seen (although not exclusively) in terms of those derived from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the policy and practice implementation of children’s rights, including: participation – having a voice, 'children first', promoting pro-social behaviour, restorative justice, promoting social inclusion, unblocking 'blocked' opportunities (in education, training, employment and social life) and responding to young people.
The conference is relevant to all those whose work touches young people and the youth justice system, including: academics, researchers, policy makers, managers, practitioners, Judges and magistrates and is expected to attract participants from across Europe and more widely. The conference will provide a lively and engaging context in which to present and discuss research and practice in youth justice with colleagues from many countries and from many different organisations.
The conference dinner will include a concert by the internationally acclaimed Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir.
Download the IARJC registration form here. There is an 'early bird' discount for conference registration before 25th January 2008.
All those attending the conference are encouraged to present a paper and to discuss their work with colleagues. If you wish to present a paper at the conference, please send an abstract (to include: your name, title of presentation and 100 word description) to: Stephen Case.
For further information about the conference, registration, Swansea and travel please click here.
Willan Publishing will be hosting a wine reception at the conference and launching the new Dictionary of Youth Justice, edited by Barry Goldson.
We look forward to welcoming you to Swansea.