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Public lecture: How to solve the knife crime problem? Let's put children first.

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Professor Steve Case, Head of Social and Policy Studies

Amid rising concerns about knife crime, government, media and public representations continue to frame this social problem as an epidemic, exacerbated by 'broken' children and young people.

But what are the real causes of youth violence – and more importantly – the solutions needed to prevent further tragedy?

Steve's research has featured in national media and has been adopted by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales to build their new national strategy for youth justice.

In this lecture, he argues for a radical new approach to tackling violent crime by young people: treating youth offenders as 'children first'.

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Tina Leeland
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