The Victim-or-Perpetrator Dichotomy harms both those who commit crime and those who suffer it.
It is well known that those who cause harm have often been the victims of harm themselves, but the simplistic Victim-or-Perpetrator dichotomy persists. In this piece Kibble’s Dan Johnson explores the prevalence of ACE’s within the Scottish prison population; the high levels of abuse, adversity and neglect mirror the experiences of young people who engage […]
Reflecting on 10 Years of CYCJ
Today is the 10 year anniversary of CYCJ’s move to the University of Strathclyde! In this piece CYCJ Director Fiona Dyer reflects on the change that we’ve helped to drive for children and young people since 2013, and picks out some of her personal highlights from years gone by. I can’t actually believe that it’s […]
The IVY Project: Learning About Violence from Young People
As the Interventions for Vulnerable Youth (IVY) project moves to Kibble Education and Care Centre after six years at CYCJ, Lead Clinician Dr Lorraine Johnstone reflects on the important lessons she’s learnt (and is still learning) from her time with IVY. After more than two decades working with forensic populations, I have now come to […]