Young People's Area


"I'm Walking A Life"

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"Whitney Spoken Word"

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"Young People Performing A Song"

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"Be good to be close to family and those supporting you"

"Intelligence is more than School smart"

"Young people aren't out of reach. Services are out of reach"

"I just tried to stay out of trouble, connect with family and friends and get early release"

"The word education isn't a great word"

"Young people need a second chance"

"If someone's got something to lose they will fight to keep it"

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

"Knowing your rights and entitlements means you feel more empowered"

"If I complain, I don't think anything will happen"

"The long term affect is massive, but the decision is based on the judges mood"

"Young people should be involved from the beginning"

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Sean Creaney

Sean Creaney is a Lecturer in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour at Edge Hill University. He is also a Trustee of the National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) where he campaigns for a child friendly youth justice and advocates the establishment of a rights-based statutory framework. Sean chaired two prestigious events in 2015. He chaired the NAYJ national seminar entitled ‘lessons for the future: where next for youth justice?’ and the ‘future of youth justice conference’ at the University of Salford. Sean is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a PhD student at the School of Humanities and Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University.

. His PhD research is on how young offenders are involved in the design and shaping of policy and practice supervision at both strategy level and at the point of service delivery. He is prioritising children’s accounts and attaching legitimacy to their often-marginalised voices. He has published widely in the area of criminal justice and has articles in the Safer Communities journal, British Journal of Community Justice, Criminal Justice Matters, LSE Politics & Policy blog, and Open Democracy UK. He also writes the youth justice blog in Children and Young People Now and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Safer Communities an international peer reviewed journal. Sean received outstanding paper award in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

Sean Creaney