Speech given to the Youth crime and public policy interventions conference, University of Surrey, Friday, 4 July 2017
Crime among young people is falling and there is no clear evidence to suggest that poverty is a driver of criminality, argues Ross Fergusson
Simon Hallsworth and Tara Young debunk some current myths about youth and gangs in the UK.
Following the brutal murder of two women in Birmingham in what was styled as a gang shooting, Britain has been gripped by gang fever. Where the street robber was the folk devil par excellence, it would now appear to be his brethren the urban delinquent gang.
Richard Garside discusses the problems with government research on youth crime.