Working Title of PhD: The role of multi-agency early intervention projects in diverting young people from crime
Year commenced PhD study: 2014/15
Institution/Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Funding Source: ESRC Collaborative Award, Sacro & CYCJ
Full or part-time: Full Time
PhD Supervisors: Dr Monica Barry, Claire Lightowler, Sharon Stirrat
Synopsis: The aim of the research is to examine how and why collective decisions are made in a youth justice context, looking specifically at the process known as Early and Effective Intervention (EEI). Through the primary methods of interview and observation the research aims to understand multi-agency decision making and its implications for practitioners, young people and the wider youth justice system. The research takes place in a small number of case study locations and is analysed using modified Grounded Theory. The research was awarded funding from the ESRC via a collaborative award, with both Sacro and Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) collaborating partners.
Keywords: Youth Justice, Decision Making, Multi-agency