“Figures indicate that approximately three per cent of children detected for offences are responsible for over 50 percent of all youth crime in Ireland.”
Sean Redmond, Adjunct Professor of Youth Justice in the School of Law article was the featured article on RTE’s Brainstorm on the 8th of March 2018. Sean’s article is titled ‘How Irish crime gangs are a hidden threat to child well-being – the existence of criminal networks in Irish neighbourhoods are a threat to public health and a slippery phenomenon to detect and understand’.
Read the full article at: www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0306/945355-how-irish-crime-gangs-are-a-hidden-threat-to-child-well/
The Greentown study was produced by the School of Law at the University of Limerick. The School is funded by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs to undertake research into children’s involvement in crime networks and to design more effective interventions.