Juveniles and the Criminal Justice System

Policing During the final week of my Churchill Fellowship I returned to Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 1 to learn more about the work of their Juvenile Division, which is responsible for the civil process of receiving and serving subpoenas and warrants from Harris County Juvenile District Courts. In many respects this is a parallel process …

Females and Gangs

The National Gang Crime Center Conference 2019 I spent a week of my Churchill Fellowship in Chicago. This part of my research trip enabled me to observe local community interventions and also attend the annual National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) Conference. The conference runs over a four-day period and brings together Academic researchers, Law …

Mentors and role models for gang-involved youth

Crime "mentors" Criminal “mentors” have been found to influence many young people during their early involvement in crime. These “mentors” can be peers, but they are typically older people who are now recognised as exploiting young people, often for financial gain through crime (Morselli, Tremblay & McCarthy, 2006). It is crucial, therefore, when attempting to …