Feb 5, 2010
This workshop examines the range of practices and procedures for dealing with young people involved, or at risk of being involved, in offending. Professor Fergus McNeill leads this workshop.
Fergus is Professor of Criminology and Social Work in the
Glasgow School of Social Work (a Joint venture of the Universities
of Glasgow and Strathclyde) and a Network Leader in the Scottish
Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow.
Prior to becoming an academic in 1998, Fergus worked for a number
of years in residential drug rehabilitation and as a criminal
justice social worker. His research interests and publications have
addressed a range of criminal justice issues including sentencing,
community penalties, ex-offender reintegration and youth justice.
Most recently, Fergus' work has focused on the policy and practice
implications of research evidence in the process of desistance from
offending. His first book, co-authored with Bill Whyte, 'Reducing
Reoffending: Social Work and Community Justice in Scotland', was
published by Willan in April 2007. His second, co-edited with
Monica Barry, 'Youth Offending and Youth Justice', was published by
Jessica Kingsley in September 2009.
Recorded What Works: Putting Research Into Practice.
Music Credit: Increase the Dosage by Revolution void