Conference: Raising the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

A conference on raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Northern Ireland at Queen's University Belfast in February.

This event is organised by the QUB Youth Justice Research Network in partnership with Include Youth.

Keynote speaker: Professor Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool
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Venue: Great Hall, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
RSVP: caroline.rice@qub.ac.uk
Lunch will be provided. When booking, please let us know if you have any specific access or dietary requirements.

Professor Barry Goldson currently holds the Charles Booth Chair of Social Science at the University of Liverpool. He is extensively published and he has presented papers at over 170 national and international conferences. He is the founding editor of 'Youth Justice: An International Journal' (Sage) and currently he is also a member of the Editorial Boards of the 'British Journal of Criminology' (Oxford University Press) and the 'Howard Journal of Criminal Justice' (Blackwells). He has served, and serves, as an advisor/consultant to several major public bodies and/or research projects and he has provided expert evidence to a range of parliamentary committees, independent inquiries and international studies including: the United Nations Secretary General's Study on Violence Against Children; the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children; the Northern Ireland Assembly Justice Committee; the Offices of the Children's Commissioner's for both England and Wales; the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain; Lord Carlile's independent inquiry into the treatment and conditions of children and young people in penal custody and further independent inquiries into youth justice law and policy in England, Scotland and Wales. Professor Goldson is extensively networked across the international research community and he also has long-standing relations with a range of national and international governmental and non-governmental, human rights and progressive penal reform organisations.

For more information contact Paula Rodgers, Policy Coordinator at Include Youth, on 028 9031 1007 or paula@includeyouth.org.