The Youth Justice Network at the University of Westminster is pleased to host the first launch of Dr. Faith Gordon’s monograph – ‘Children, Young People and the Press in a Transitioning Society: Representations, Reactions and Criminalisation’. There will be keynote speakers and a panel discussion, the formal book launch, followed by refreshments and networking opportunities.
The book assesses the implications of how children and young people are represented in print media in Northern Ireland – a post-conflict transitioning society. Gordon analyses how children and young people’s perceived involvement in anti-social and criminal behaviour is constructed and amplified in media, as well as in popular and political discourses.
Dr. Faith Gordon joined the University of Westminster as a Lecturer in Criminology in September 2016 and she is Director of the interdisciplinary Youth Justice Network.
This interdisciplinary Youth Justice Network aims to tap into this increasing interest in contemporary youth issues and to open and facilitate national and international communication in this field. The focus of the network is grounded in producing evidence-based research informed by the voices of children, young people and their advocates.
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