CYCJ will be going behind the headlines to highlight recent youth offending trends as part of Engage with Strathclyde week.
‘No offence to Neds: Exploring public perceptions and media reporting of young people involved in offending’ will take place on Tuesday, April 29 at the University of Strathclyde from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
Herald journalist David Leask will discuss his views and experiences of youth crime newspaper reporting, and lead an interactive panel session that will discuss, debate and query the latest research into media coverage of youth crime and explore these trends against an emerging shift in the media portrayal of young people.
Joining David will be Allan Weaver, a probation officer and ex-offender, whose compelling documentary ‘The Road from Crime’ aims to change the public’s attitudes to offenders; Steven Paterson, Depute Director of CELCIS; Stephen Birell, Vice Chair of Dennistoun Community Council and David Orr, a social worker practitioner with the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice.
Drinks and light refreshments will be provided afterwards during an informal networking session.
This free event is open to anyone with an interest in youth crime and the media.
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