Youth Justice and the Policy Process: Messages from Research and Practice

University of Liverpool, Friday 5 June 2009
Conference Chairperson
 SUE WADE, Chair of the Howard League for Penal Reform 

Confirmed Speakers
PROFESSOR MARK DRAKEFORD, Cardiff University and Cabinet Health and Social Policy,Special Advisor to the Welsh Assembly Government 
‘Still Children First? Youth justice policy and devolution in Wales’

PROFESSOR BARRY GOLDSON, University of Liverpool 
‘Research Knowledge and Policy Formation in the Youth Justice Realm: Institutionalising  rationality or institutionalised irrationality?’

DR LESLEY McARA, University of Edinburgh 
‘Youth Justice? Key findings from the Edinburgh Study’

PROFESSOR ANDREW RUTHERFORD, University of Southampton 
‘Oscillations and Youth Justice’

PROFESSOR DAVID SMITH, Lancaster University 
 ‘The Politics of Change in Youth Justice: Out of Care nearly 30 years on’
Conference Rapporteur
DR JO PHOENIX, Durham University

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Ms Dianne Webb

YC/YJN Conference Administrator

School of Sociology and Social Policy

The University of Liverpool

Bedford Street South

Liverpool L69 7ZA



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