There are a host of theories, approaches and practices concerned to prevent and respond effectively to youth delinquency and crime. These may variously prioritise welfare, justice, children’s rights, risks factors, protective factors, restoration or rehabilitation. Indeed, youth justice continues to prove a busy policy arena which expands and oscillates to meet a variety of different demands and aspirations across different jurisdictions.
This year’s symposium calls for papers exploring the effectiveness of youth justice responses in working with and alongside young people in conflict with the law. What are the characteristics of effective responses? What factors contribute to or undermine effective responses? How can we best promote principles of tolerance, diversion, children’s rights and social inclusion? What lessons can we learn about experiences in other jurisdictions?
Those interested in taking any of the courses may register with the IUC secre-tariat, school organising director, course organising director and/or any of the course directors by providing name, address, academic standing and affiliation.
2 ECTS are awarded for participation, 5 ECTS for participation with active partici-pation (slides or abstract), 10 ECTS for active participation and published report and 15 ECTS for active participation and a published reviewed academic article. ECTS are awarded and certified by course directors. However, it is the participants’ responsibility to make the arrangements with the home establishment for validation of the credits awarded if such an arrange-ment does not already exist.