Education in our Youth Justice System

Ross LittleName: Ross Little
Position: Lecturer in Criminology
Faculty:Health and Life Sciences

Research TopicParticipatory practice in our youth justice system

About Ross Little
Prior to joining De Montfort University in 2013 as a lecturer, Ross Little participated in a wide range of job roles within academia, such as: criminological research (University of Leicester), research consultancy youth work policy and practice (National Youth Agency) and as part of National Youth Justice Participation Project at The Howard League for Penal Reform. Ross’s research group affiliations are Youth justice, Participatory theory and practice Education in Young Offender Institutions, Non-formal education. He is also an avid member of the Emotion and Criminal Justice Cluster.

About Ross Little’s Research 
His Research interests are responding to people who break the law in our society, particularly children and how they can be re-settled into communities following a period in custody. Related to this, Ross is interested in exploring the nature of participatory practice in our youth justice system.  Ross is a lecturer in Undergraduate criminology, Postgraduate criminology, Punishment and society. He holds qualifications in BSc (Hons) Psychology and MA Criminology.

Professional Societies 
As stated previously, Ross is also a Member of professional associates and societies, which is called The Howard League for Penal Reform. The society began in 2002 and is still ongoing, and claims to be ‘a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison’. They campaign on a wide range of issues including short term prison sentences, real work in prison, children in prison and community sentences.  The National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) campaigns for the rights of and justice for children and young people in trouble with the law.

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