Seminar RECORDING Jump & Gray
Partners in Crime: The role of forensic psychotherapy in criminological thinking and practice
- Starts 31 DecStarts 31 Dec
- 15 British pounds£15
Whereas crime more generally has fallen over the last 20 years, levels of serious youth violence remain high. This seminar presents innovative research into the complex relationship between adverse childhood experiences and serious youth violence. While the implementation of trauma-informed approaches to working with adolescents in the justice system are becoming common practice, there remains a dearth of research into the efficacy of such approaches. Foregrounding young people’s voices, this seminar explores the theoretical underpinnings of trauma and the manifestations of childhood adversity. The presenters conclude by advocating for a more forensic psychotherapeutic approach to trauma-informed policy and practice within the youth justice system. Paul Gray is Reader in Criminology at Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies. Deborah Jump is Reader in Criminology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Deputy Director and Head of Youth Justice at the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies.