Working Title of PhD: Police Attitudes to Youth and Youth Interventions: A Case Study of Inverclyde
Year commenced study: 2009 (full time)
Funding sources: Scottish Institute of Policing Research (SIPR)
Supervisor(s): Dr Liz Frondigoun, Dr Annette Robertson, Prof Lesley McMillan
Synopsis: Through the usage of semi-structured interviews this research will examine the attitudes of police officers and their experience of policing the Inverclyde Initiative. The Inverclyde Initiative was created by Strathclyde Police: Inverclyde Sub-Division as a multi-agency approach to tackle issues surrounding child protection and youth offending in Inverclyde. During the initiative those young people identified as ‘at risk’ through a police patrol of known hotspot areas are introduced to diversionary activities and given real-time counselling with their parents as well as being issued a restorative justice warning at a safety centre.
Keywords: Youth Offending; Policing; Multi-agency Working
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