About the Project
This PhD invites candidates to explore and analyse the theory and practice of children and young people’s participation, empowerment and engagement in justice proceedings. Candidates who have the aspiration and ability to advance knowledge and understanding in this area through theoretically-informed empirical research are especially encouraged. The candidate might approach this project from the perspective of a range of disciplines and fields of study, including socio-legal studies, international human rights scholarship, criminology, sociology of deviance and social control, policy studies and adjacent fields of study. Examples of projects could involve an analysis of perspectives and experiences of young people’s participation in justice proceedings, young people’s own understandings and expressions of meaningful participation, explorations of participation and empowerment for marginalised groups of young people, a socio-legal analysis of the interplay between participation, agency and behavioural change.
This project is supervised by Prof Raymond Arthur.
Eligibility and How to Apply:
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-degrees/how-to-apply/
Please note: Applications that do not include a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words (not a copy of the advert), or that do not include the advert reference (e.g. SF19/…) will not be considered.
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.
Arthur, R, Down, L. (2019) Preventing the criminalisation of children who have been victims of group based sexual exploitation involving grooming tactics – understanding child sexual exploitation as enslavement Journal of Criminal Law 83, 5, 370-380.
Arthur, R. ‘Giving effect to young people’s right to participate effectively in criminal proceedings’, Child and Family Law Quarterly (2016) 28, 3, 223-238
Arthur, R. ‘The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 – Secure Colleges and the Legitimation of State Sponsored Violence’, Modern Law Review (2016) 79, 1, pp. 102-121
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