‘We just want to be treated with respect!’: Using restorative approaches and the dramatic arts to build positive relationships between the police and young people

Payne, Brian, Hobson, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-8081-6699 and Lynch, Kenneth ORCID: 0000-0002-5296-2864 (2020) ‘We just want to be treated with respect!’: Using restorative approaches and the dramatic arts to build positive relationships between the police and young people. Youth Justice. doi:10.1177/1473225420931205 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article explores the application of an ambitious arts-based restorative intervention that has been applied in a direct response to perceived issues with procedural justice, legitimacy and community relations between police and young people. The research focuses on a series of Youth Forums that took place in the West of England, employed as an attempt to improve strained relationships between both parties. It reports on detailed ethnographic research of the Forum processes and procedures presenting this primary evidence in light of the existing literature on police legitimacy and procedural justice in police-youth encounters. The findings suggest that community-based arts programmes can be a powerful and effective tool for challenging entrenched views with the potential to improve future encounters between police and young people; and that the relevance and effectiveness of arts-based interventions can be increased by combining with restorative justice principles.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV6001 Criminology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Jonathan Hobson
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 14:28
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 10:37
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8354

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