Seán F. Murphy (2014), Bordered citizenship: National identities, transnational lives and the limitation of the UK’s National Citizen Service

Originally posted on YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL:
This article offers a critical look at the UK Government’s flagship youth citizenship policy the National Citizen Service (NCS). ?It draws upon contemporary European research, debates and policy agendas around youth democracy and social integration to provide a contextual background for analysing why some EU nation states citizenship programmes…

Youth Rights and Criminal Justice

Introduction This article will examine the key youth rights underpinned by the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) related to crime and youth justice.  It will explore the effectiveness of the UK government’s youth justice system in protecting and upholding these rights.  Lastly, it will identify and consider the key issues…

Rethinking Stop and Search: Theresa May, Section 60 and the ‘ways of thinking’ about marginalised youth.

When the Home Secretary, Theresa May speaking in parliamentary debate in July 2013, conceded that the percentage of arrests associated with the 1 million ‘stop and searches’ conducted in 2011/12 were “far too low for comfort” you would be forgiven for thinking that there was about to be a wholesale review of this draconian and unjust infringement…