Adjunct Professor Barry Goldson from the University of Liverpool (UK) has co-edited the second edition of “Youth Crime and Justice”, comprising of a range of cutting-edge contributions from leading national and international researchers. Released earlier this year, the book:
- Situates youth crime and youth justice within historical and social-structural contexts;
- Critically examines policy and practice trends and their relation to knowledge and ‘evidence’; and
- Presents a forward looking vision of a rights compliant youth justice with integrity
Topics covered include the history of youth crime and youth justice, specific focus on race and gender in the context of juvenile justice, youth crime trends, and addressing youth crime through restorative justice measures.
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Adjunct Professor Alex Sharpe from Keele University (UK) is is making a significant difference through her research on transgender law reform and transgender legal issues. For over two decades, Professor Sharpe has been involved in the advocacy and activism for the transgender community and has used her expertise to provide advice to various government agencies and departments, members of parliament, law firms, public interest advoacy organisations and different professional bodies, both in the UK and internationally. Recent examples include:
- Making a written submission to the Women and Equalities Parliamentary Select Committee on Transgender Equality, focusing specifically on criminal law and marriage issues;
- Becoming a member of Amnesty International’s Expert Committee on the Criminalisation of Sexual and Reproductive Conduct
- Having her research cited judicially and being used in parliamentary and amicus curiae intervention submissions
Adjunct Professor Liqun Cao‘s recently published article in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management offers a useful conceptual clarification of key terms commonly used to describe public attitudes towards police, namely – confidence in police, trust in the police, and satisfaction with the police. Read more