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Join us at SBC for a College Community Seminars. On Wednesday 7th November between 1:45pm and 3:00pm, we’ll be joined by Professor Ross Deuchar of the University of the West of Scotland to discuss his new book on Spirituality and gangs.

Professor Deuchar is a long-time friend of SBC and describes himself as:

“a Scottish criminologist, known primarily for my work on gangs, masculinity, street culture, violence and gang desistance and also on policing, procedural justice and focused deterrence strategies.

I constantly strive to include the excluded, and regularly produce research insights which prioritise the voices of the most disadvantaged and hard to reach in our society. My work has spanned across three Continents of the world, having worked with the most marginalised and hard to reach gang members on the streets and in youth clubs, secure accommodation and prisons and conducted ethnographic research on gang intervention programmes in Scotland, Denmark, the United States of America and Hong Kong. I have also engaged in participant observation of frontline police practice, street advocacy and youth work in both the United States of America and Scotland.

I am the author of the pioneering new book Gangs and Spirituality: Global Perspectives (2018, Palgrave MacMillan), which was featured on the BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ programme in the summer of 2018. See the Podcast for the programme here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7hbc0

I am also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Gangs, Marginalised Youth and Social Capital(2009, Trentham) its sequel Policing Youth Violence: Transatlantic Connections (2013, Trentham, IOE Press), co-editor of Researching Marginalized Groups (2016, Routledge) and co-author of Young People and Social Control: Problems and Prospects from the Margins (2017, Palgrave MacMillan).” (adapted from Professor Deuchar’s website)

These seminars are open to alumni, friends, and supporters of the College, as well as the wider public who feel they would benefit from engaging with the topic. For further information please contact Graham Meiklejohn on graham.meiklejohn@uws.ac.uk


7 November, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Scottish Baptist College
Room E303 Henry Building East, University of the West of Scotland
Paisley, PA1 2BE United Kingdom

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