Young People's Perceptions of safety and Danger

Date: 11/09/2014

Professor Kevin Stenson gave a paper with Professor Nicola Madge of Brunel University on September 11th 2014 at the European Society of Criminology Conference in Prague.

The paper, `Perceptions of Security “from below” Findings from the Youth on Religion study’, drew on their Arts and Humanities/Economic and Social Research Council funded study of religious identity in young people in three multicultural urban areas in Britain, and involved over 10,000 young people.

The paper explored young people’s perceptions of safety and danger, and inter-group relations in their neighbourhoods, and their suggestions about how to improve community relations between religious and non-religious groups. It stressed the need for policy makers to take greater heed of young people’s perceptions and attempts to govern their everyday lives.

See also Nicola Madge, Peter J. Hemming and Kevin Stenson (2014) ‘Youth on Religion, the development, negotiation and impact of faith and non-faith identity’, Routledge.