The price of prejudice – when attitudes shape policy

Fernandes, F. (Invited speaker)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Description

    ‘Challenging stigmatising practices in the Juvenile Justice System. Some reflections on stigma, prejudice and professional attitudes towards young offenders’ The focus of this presentation is to challenge existing social representations on ‘young offenders’. It is understood that stigma is a big issue in services provided by marginalised populations, including ‘young offenders’. It is known that social representations play a key role on the way professionals work. But not only, also in the way policies are designed and delivered. The presentation aim to provoke practitioners to reflect upon their ‘hidden’ prejudices and to critically consider the ideologies influencing policy design and delivery.
    Period6 Apr 2017
    Event typeSeminar
    LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Keywords

    • Youth
    • Criminal Justice
    • Stigma
    • Social Representation
    • Practitioner Attitudes