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Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative School of Law
28 University Square
Belfast
BT7 1NN
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Papers and Publications

 D. Haydon book cover        A. McAlinden book cover        P. Scraton Childhood in Crisis        Childhood in Transition report cover

Alternative care

Carr, N. (2008) 'Exception to the Rule? An exploration of the role of the High Court in Secure Care in Ireland' Irish Journal of Family Law, 11 (4). Click here for details (this will open a new window)

Mullan, C., McAlister. S., Rollock, F. & Fitzsimons, L. (2007) '"Care just changes your life": Factors impacting on the mental health of children and young people in care in Northern Ireland' Child Care in Practice, 13 (4), pp417-434.

Mullan, C., Rollock, F., McAlister, S. & Fitzsimons, L. (2007) "Don't be so formal, I'm normal": A research report on the mental health of looked after children/care leavers in Northern Ireland. Belfast: VOYPIC.

Munro, E., Pinkerton, J., Mendes, P., Hyde-Dryden, G., Herczog, M. and Benbenishty, R. (2011) 'The contribution of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to understanding and promoting the interests of young people making the transition from care to adulthood' Children and Youth Services Review, 33 (12), pp2417-2423.

Pinkerton, J. (2011) 'Constructing a global understanding of the social ecology of leaving out of home care' Children and Youth Services Review, 33(12), pp2412-2416.

Pinkerton, J (2010) 'Emphasizing the 'social' in social inclusion: young people leaving state care' Development and Transition, 15, pp12-14.

Child and youth identities

MacArthur, J., Sharp, S. Kelly, B. & Gaffney, M. (2007) 'Does it matter that my body is different? Disabled children, impairment, disability and identity Children's Issues, 11 (2), pp25-30.

McAlister, S., Scraton, P. and Haydon, D. (2011) 'Place, territory and young people's identity in the 'new' Northern Ireland' in B. Goldson (ed.) Youth in Crisis? Gangs, territoriality and violence. London: Routledge (pp.89-109).

McAlister, S., Scraton, P. and Haydon, D. (2010) ' 'Insiders' and 'Outsiders': Young People, Place and Identity in Northern Ireland' Shared Space, No. 9, pp69-83.

Kelly, B. (2005) ' 'Chocolate ... makes you autism': impairment, disability and childhood identities' Disability and Society, 20 (3), pp261-275.

Child exploitation and protection

Buckley, H., Whelan, S., Carr, N. and Murphy, C. (2008) Service Users' Perceptions of the Irish Child Protection System. Dublin: Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

Kelly, B. and Sinclair, R. (2005) 'Metting the needs of children from cross-community families in public care in Northern Ireland Child and Familiy Social Work, 10, pp331-342.

Kelly, B. and Sinclair, R. (2003) Children from cross-community families in public care in Northern Ireland. London: National Children's Bureau.

Kilpatrick, R., Berridge, D., Sinclair, R., Larkin, E., Lucas, P., Kelly, B. & Geraghty, T. (2008) Working with challenging and disruptive situations in residential child care: Sharing effective practice. London: SCIE.

McAlinden, A. (2011) 'From a 'Risks' to a 'Strengths-based' Model of Offender Resettlement', in S. Farral et al. (eds) Escape Routes: Contemporary Perspectives on Life After Punishment. New York and London: Routledge, pp.158-181.

McAlinden, A. (2010) 'Punitive Policies on Sexual Offending: From Public Shaming to Public Protection' in A. Williams and M. Nash (Eds) Handbook of Public Protection. Devon: Willan Publishing, pp.380-98.

McAlinden, A. (2010) 'Restorative Justice and High Risk Sex Offenders' in K. Harrison (ed.) Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in the Community: Risk Management, Treatment and Social Responsibility. Deven: Willan Publishing, pp133-155.

McAlinden, A. (2010) ‘Vetting Sexual Offenders: State Over-extension, the Punishment Deficit and the Failure to Manage Risk’ Social & Legal Studies, 19 (1), pp25-48. Available here (this will open a new window)

McAlinden, A. (2008) ‘Restorative Justice as a Response to Sexual Offending – Addressing the Failings of Current Punitive Approaches’ Sexual Offender Treatment (e-journal), 1. Available here (this will open a new window)

McAlinden, A. (2007) The Shaming of Sexual Offenders: Risk, Retribution and Reintegration. Oxford: Hart Publishing. Winner of the British Society of Criminology Book Prize 2008 for the best first sole-authored book published in the discipline in the previous year. See here for details (this will open a new window)

McAlinden, A. (2006) ‘Managing Risk: From Regulation to the Reintegration of Sexual Offenders’ Criminology & Criminal Justice, 6, pp197-218. See here for details (this will open a new window)

McAlinden, A. (2006) ‘ “Setting 'Em Up”: Personal, Social and Institutional Grooming in the Sexual Abuse of Children’ Social & Legal Studies, 15, pp339-362.  See here for details (this will open a new window)

McAlinden, A. (2005) ‘The Use of Shame with Sexual Offenders’ British Journal of Criminology, 45, pp373-94.

McAlinden, A. (2005) ‘Are There Limits to Restorative Justice? The Case of Child Sexual Abuse’ in D. Sullivan and L. Tifts (eds.) Handbook on Restorative Justice: A Global Perspective. New York and London: Routledge, pp299-310.

McAlinden, A. (2000) ‘Sex Offender Registration: Implications and Difficulties for Ireland’ Irish Journal of Sociology, Special Issue, Crime and Policing, 10, pp75-102.

McAlinden, A. (1999) ‘Sex Offender Registration: Some Observations on ‘Megan’s Law’ and the Sex Offenders Act 1997’ Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal, 1, pp41-53. See here for details (this will open a new window)

McAlinden, A. (1998) ‘Sex Offenders and Child Protection Child Care in Practice, 4, pp250-262. See here for details (this will open a new window)

Scraton, P. (2007) ‘‘Licensed to kill’: the Dunblane shootings and their aftermath’ in P. Scraton Power, Conflict and Criminalisation. London: Routledge, pp81-104.

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Children’s rights

Carr, N. (2009) 'Guiding the GALS - A case of hesitant policy making in the Repubulic of Ireland.' Irish Journal of Family Law, 12 (3) Click here for details (this will open a new window).

Convery, U., Haydon, D., Moore, L & Scraton, P. (2008) ‘Children’s Rights and Justice in Northern Ireland: Community and Custody’ Youth Justice, 8 (3), pp245-263.

Davey, C., Dwyer, C. & McAlister, S. (2009) ‘Case Study: Researching Children’s Rights in the Context of Northern Ireland’ in Tisdall, K., Davis, J. and Gallagher, M. (eds.) Researching with Children and Young People: Research Design, Methods and Analysis. London: Sage.

Davey, C., Dwyer, D., McAlister, S., Kilkelly, U., Kilpatrick, R., Lundy, L., Moore, L. & Scraton, P. (2005) An Analysis of Research Conducted with School Children into Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Davey, C., Dwyer, D., McAlister, S., Kilkelly, U., Kilpatrick, R., Lundy, L., Moore, L. & Scraton, P. (2004) Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland, 2004: Young People’s Version . Belfast: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Haydon, D., McAlister, S. & Scraton, P. (2010) Childhood in Transition: Summary of Research Findings for Children and Young People. Belfast: Queen's University Belfast/Save the Children/Prince's Trust.

Haydon, D. (2009) Manifesto for Youth Justice in Northern Ireland – Background Paper, March 2009. Belfast: Include Youth.

Haydon, D. (2008) ‘Do your promises and tell the truth. Treat us with respect’: Realising the rights of children and young people in Northern Ireland.’ Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 1 (3), pp414-442.  

Haydon, D. (2008) Additional Information from Northern Ireland in Response to the List of Issues Relating to Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UK, August 2008. Belfast: Save the Children and Children’s Law Centre. Available here (this will open a new window)

Haydon, D. (2008) Northern Ireland NGO Alternative Report. Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for consideration during the Committee’s scrutiny of the UK Government Report (July 2007), March 2008. Belfast: Save the Children and Children’s Law Centre.

Haydon, D. (2007) United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Consultation with Children and Young People. Belfast: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

Haydon, D. (2007) Consultation with Children and Young People, Northern Ireland Report for UK Government Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child: Children and Young People’s Report, Children and Young People’s Unit, Belfast: OFMDFM.

Haydon, D. (2006) Independent Review of the Legislation of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People. Belfast: Putting Children First Alliance.

Haydon, D. (2005) Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland: what children and the adults who work with them had to say about children’s lives: Children’s Report. Belfast: NICCY (Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People)

Haydon, D. and Scraton, P. (2009) ‘Children’s Rights: Rhetoric and Reality.’ Criminal Justice Matters, Issue 76, June 2009, pp16-18.    

Kilkelly, U., Kilpatrick, R., Lundy, L., Moore, L., Scraton, P., Davey, C., Dwyer, D. & McAlister, S. (2004) Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland, 2004. Belfast: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Marshall, C., McAlister, S., Haydon, D. & Scraton, P. (2010) A Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland: Next Steps NIO Consultation Paper - Response. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative, QUB.

Martynowicz, A. (2011) Children of Imprisoned Parents. Denmark: Institute for Human Rights, Bambinisenzabarre, Ulster University and European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents.

McAlister, S., Scraton, P. and Haydon, D. (2011) Childhood in Transition: Experiencing Marginalisation and Conflict in Northern Ireland - Executive Summary and Key Findings. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative.

McAlister, S., Scraton, P. & Haydon, D. (2009) Childhood in Transition: Experiencing Marginalisation and Conflict in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Queen’s University/Save the Children/Prince’s Trust.

Scraton, P. (2007) ‘The neglect of power and rights: A response to “problem solving”’ in Z. Davies and W. McMahon (eds) Debating Youth Justice: From punishment to problem solving? London: Crime and Society Foundation pp73-82.

Scraton, P. (2006) ‘The Denial of Children’s Rights and Liberties in the UK and the North of Ireland’ in M. R. Gomes de Mattos and L. M. Taborda Lima (eds) Abuso de Poder do Estado na Atualidade. Rio de Janeiro: Editora America Juridica pp619-646.

Scraton, P. (2005) ‘The denial of children’s rights and liberties in the UK and the North of Ireland’ ECLN Essay No 14.

Scraton, P. (2005) ‘Scant respect for children’s rights’ Safer Society, No. 27, pp 17-19.

Wright, P. and Haydon, D. (2002) ‘Taking Part Toolkit’: promoting the ‘real’ participation of children and young people. Warrington: North West Children’s Taskforce. Available here (this will open a new window)

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Conflict and marginalisation

Connolly, P., Kelly, B. and Smyth, A. (2009) 'Ethnic Habitus and Young Children: A Case Study of Northern Ireland' European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 17 (2), pp217-232.

Connolly, P., Smith, A. and Kelly, B. (2002) Too Young to Notice: The Cultural and Political Awareness of 3-6 Year Olds in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Community Relations Council in Partnership with Channel 4 Programmes.

Haydon, D., McAlister, S. & Scraton, P. (2010) Childhood in Transition: Summary of Research Findings for Children and Young People. Belfast: Queen's University Belfast/Save the Children/Prince's Trust.

Haydon, D. and Scraton, P. (2008) ‘Conflict, Regulation and Marginalisation in the North of Ireland: The Experiences of Children and Young People’ Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20 (1), pp59-78.

Kelly, B. (2002) 'Young People's Views on Communities and Sectarianism in Northern Ireland', Child Care in Practice, 8 (1), pp65-73.

Marshall, C. (2009) ‘Young women on the margins in Northern Ireland: what is to be gained from a transitional perspective?’, paper presented at Postgraduate Conference on the Child, Queen’s University Belfast.

McAlister, S., Scraton, P. and Haydon, D. (2011) Childhood in Transition: Experiencing Marginalisation and Conflict in Northern Ireland - Executive Summary and Key Findings. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative.

McAlister, S., Scraton, P. and Haydon, D. (2011) 'Place, territory and young people's identity in the 'new' Northern Ireland' in B. Goldson (ed.) Youth in Crisis? Gangs, territoriality and violence. London: Routledge (pp.89-109).

McAlister, S., Scraton, P. and Haydon, D. (2010) ' 'Insiders' and 'Outsiders': Young People, Place and Identity in Northern Ireland' Shared Space, No. 9, pp69-83.

McAlister, S., Scraton, P. and Haydon, D. (2009/10) 'Children, Young People and the Legacy of the Conflict'. CRC e-Bulletin, Issue 14, pp4-5.

McAlister, S., Scraton, P. & Haydon, D. (2009) Childhood in Transition: children and young people experiencing marginalisation in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Queen’s University/Save the Children/Prince’s Trust.

McAlister, S. and Scraton, P. (2009) ‘Northern Ireland’s children: still living with the Conflict’. Radio interview Late Night Live, ABC Radio National, 2nd December 2009. Listen here (this will open a new window)

Scraton, P. (2007) ‘Children, young people and conflict in the north of Ireland’ in P. Scraton Power, Conflict and Criminalisation. London: Routledge, pp148-165.

Scraton, P. (2006/7) ‘Children, Violence and Transition’ Criminal Justice Matters, No. 66, Winter.

Scraton, P. (ed) (1997) ‘Childhood’ in ‘Crisis’? London: UCL Press/ Routledge.

Scraton, P. (1997) ‘Whose ‘Childhood’? What ‘Crisis’?’ in P. Scraton (ed) ‘Childhood’ in ‘Crisis’? London: UCL Press/ Routledge, pp164-186.

Scraton, P., McAlister, S. and Haydon, D. (2010) 'Childhood, marginalisation and conflict' Fortnight, No. 469, March 2010, pp10-11.

Sinclair, R., McCole, P. and Kelly, B. (2004) 'The Views of Young People in Northern Ireland on Anti-Sectarianism' Child Care in Practice, 10 (2), pp155-166.

Terry Enright Foundation (2010) Youth Work in Interface Communities. Belfast: Terry Enright Foundation.

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Consultation and review responses

Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative (2011) Key Findings from Primarly Research. Submission ot the Review of the Youth Justice System in Northern Ireland, March 2011. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative.

Gordon, F., Haydon, D., Marshall, C., McAlister, S. & Scraton, P. (2009) Together. Stronger. Safer. Community Safety in Northern Ireland: A Consultation Paper – Response. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative, QUB.

Haydon, D. (2011) Response to the Consultation on the Report on the Review of the Youth Justice System in Northern Ireland, December 2011. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative, QUB.

Include Youth (2011) Response to the Department of Employment and Learning's Consultation on Pathways to Success - Establishing an initial broad strategic direction and supporting cross-Departmental actions to reduce the number of young people most at risk of remaining outside education, employment or training (NEET), July 2011. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2011) Response to the Department of Justice's Consultation on Long-Term Policing Objectives, May 2011. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2011) Response to 'Building Safer, Shared and Confident Communities: A Consultation on a New Community Safety Strategy for Northern Ireland, April 2011. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2011) Include Youth Submission to the Youth Justice Review Team's Review of the Youth Justice System in Northern Ireland, April 2011. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2010) Briefing Paper on the Need for Independence of the Youth Justice Review, Oct. 2010. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2010) Youth Justice Review Briefing Paper, Sept. 2010. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2010) Include Youth Submission to Inquiry into Young People Not in Employment, Education or Training. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2009) Include Youth Response to Every School a Good School: The Way Forward for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2008) Include Youth Response to Every School a Good School: A Strategy for Raising Achievement in Literacy and Numeracy. Belfast: Include Youth.

Marshall, C., McAlister, S., Haydon, D. & Scraton, P. (2010) Programme for Cohesion, Sharing and Integration: OFMDFM Consultation Document - Response. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative.

Marshall, C., McAlister, S., Haydon, D. & Scraton, P. (2010)  A Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland: Next Steps NIO Consultation Paper - Response. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative, QUB.

Criminalisation of children and young people

Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative (2011) Key Findings from Primarly Research. Submission ot the Review of the Youth Justice System in Northern Ireland, March 2011. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative.

Convery, U., Haydon, D., Moore, L. & Scraton, P. (2008) ‘Children, Rights and Justice in Northern Ireland: Community and Custody’ Youth Justice, 8 (3), pp245-263.

Davis, H., Haydon, D., Read, J., Scraton, P. & Wright, P. (2005) Preventing Crime and Poor Health by Early Intervention/ Positive Action: an independent research and evaluation report, Wigan Invest to Save Project 2002-2004. Belfast: Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Queen’s University Belfast.         

Dawson, H., Dunn, S. and Morgan, V. (2010) An Evaluation of the Early Intervention Programme for the Prevention of Offending. NI: Health and Social Care Board.

Gordon, F., Haydon, D., Marshall, C., McAlister, S. & Scraton, P. (2009) Together. Stronger. Safer. Community Safety in Northern Ireland: A Consultation Paper – Response. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative, QUB.

Haydon, D. (2009) Manifesto for Youth Justice in Northern Ireland – Background Paper, March 2009. Belfast: Include Youth.

Haydon, D. and Scraton, P. (2000) ‘ “Condemn a Little More, Understand a Little Less”: the political context and rights implications of the domestic and European rulings in the Venables -Thompson Case’ Journal of Law and Society, 27 (3), pp416-448.

Include Youth (2011) Response to the Department of Justice's Consultation on Long-Term Policing Objectives, May 2011. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2011) Response to 'Building Safer, Shared and Confident Communities: A Consultation on a New Community Safety Strategy for Northern Ireland, April 2011. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2011) Include Youth Submission to the Youth Justice Review Team's Review of the Youth Justice System in Northern Ireland, April 2011. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2010) Briefing Paper on the Need for Independence of the Youth Justice Review, Oct. 2010. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2010) Youth Justice Review Briefing Paper, Sept. 2010. Belfast: Include Youth.

Maruna, S. and King, A. (2009) 'Youth Crime and Punative Public Opinion: Hopes and Fears for the Next Generation' in F. McNeill and M. Barry (eds.) Youth Offending and Youth Justice. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Maruna, S. and King, A. (2008) 'Giving up on the young' Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20 (1), pp129-135.

McAlister, S. (2008) ‘Predictable Pathways: Negotiating Risk in the Context of Marginalisation and Social Exclusion’ Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20 (1), pp14-28.

Moore, L. and Scraton, P. (2009) ‘The Imprisonment of Women and Girls in the North of Ireland: A ‘Continuum of Violence’’ in P.Scraton and J. McCulloch (eds) The Violence of Incarceration. London: Routledge, pp124-144.

Scraton, P. (2010) 'Young people need to be listened to, not talked at' in Belfast Telegraph, 14/10/10.

Scraton, P. (2008) ‘The Criminalisation and Punishment of Children and Young People: Introduction’ Current Issues in Criminal Justice Special Issue on the Criminalisation and Punishment of Children and Young People, 20 (1), pp1-13.

Scraton, P. (2007) ‘‘Asbo-mania’: the regulation and criminalization of children and young people’ in P. Scraton Power, Conflict and Criminalisation. London: Routledge, pp126-147.

Scraton, P. (2007) ‘Children on trial: prosecution, disclosure and anonymity’ in P. Scraton Power, Conflict and Criminalisation. London: Routledge, pp105-125.

Scraton, P. (2004) ‘Streets of Terror: Marginalisation, Criminalisation and Authoritarian Renewal’ Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order, 31 (1-2), pp130-158.

Scraton, P. and Haydon, D. (2002) ‘Challenging the Criminalization of Children and Young People: securing a rights-based agenda’ in Muncie, J., Hughes, G. and McLaughlin, E. (eds) Youth Justice: Critical Readings. London: Sage/Open University, pp311-328.

Wahidin, A. and Carr, N. (2011, forthcoming) Applied Criminal Justice. London: Routledge.

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Disability

Higgins, N., MacArthur, J. & Kelly, B. (2009) 'Including disabled children at school: Is it really as simple as 'A, C, D'?' International Journal of Inclusive Edcuation, 13 (5), pp471-487.

Kelly, B. (2005) ' 'Chocolate ... makes you autism': impairment, disability and childhood identities' Disability and Society, 20 (3), pp261-275.

Kelly, B. (2005) 'Social work with disabled children' Childrenz Issues, 9 (1), pp22-28.

Kelly, B. (2003) 'Working Together to Support Children who have Intellectual Disabilities and their Families' Childrenz Issues, 7 (2), pp50-55.

Kelly, B. and Monteith, M. (2003) Supporting disabled children and their families in Northern Ireland: A research and policy review. London: National Children's Bureau and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

MacArthur, J., Sharp, S. Kelly, B. & Gaffney, M. (2007) 'Does it matter that my body is different? Disabled children, impairment, disability and identity Children's Issues, 11 (2), pp25-30.

MacArthur, J., Sharp, S., Kelly, B. & Gaffney, M. (2007) 'Disabled Childen Negotiating School Life: Agency, Difference and Teaching Practice' International Journal of Children's Rights, 15, pp99-120.

MacArthur, J., Kelly, B. & Higgins, N. (2005) 'Supporting the learning and social experiences of students with disabilities: What does the research say? in Fraser, D., Moltzen, R. amd Ryba, K. (eds.) (3rd ed.) Learners with speacial needs in Aotearoa New Zealand. Victoria, N.Z: Dunmore Press, pp49-74.

MacArthur, J. and Kelly, B. (2004) ' 'I was born with a few disabilities - this does not stop me from trying my best and I give most things a go': Inclusion from the perspectives of students with disabilities'. SET: Research Information for Teachers, 2, pp44-48.

Milner, P. and Kelly, B. (2009) 'Community participation and inclusion: people with disabilities defining their place' Disability & Space, 24 (1), pp47-62.

Education and Employment

Children in Scotland (2010) Working for Inclusion: how Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and its Workforce can help Europe's youngest citizens. Scotland: Children in Scotland.

Haydon, D. (2002) ‘Children’s Rights to Sex and Sexuality Education’ in Franklin, B. (ed) The New Handbook of Children’s Rights: Comparative Policy and Practice. Oxon: Routledge, pp182-195.

Haydon, D. (1997) ‘ ‘Crisis’ in the Classroom?’ in Scraton, P. (ed.) ‘Childhood’ in ‘Crisis’? London: UCL Press, pp101-123.

 Haydon, D. and McAlister, S. (2009) An Independent Analysis of Responses to the  Department of Education’s ‘Priorities for Youth’ Consultation , May 2009. Belfast: DENI.

Haydon, D. and Scraton, P. (2002) ‘Sex Education As Regulation’ in Goldson, B., Lavalette, M. and McKenzie, J. (eds) Children, Welfare and the State. London: Sage, pp152-168.

Higgins, N., MacArthur, J. & Kelly, B. (2009) 'Including disabled children at school: Is it really as simple as 'A, C, D'?' International Journal of Inclusive Edcuation, 13 (5), pp471-487.

Include Youth (2011) Response to the Department of Employment and Learning's Consultation on Pathways to Success - Establishing an initial broad strategic direction and supporting cross-Departmental actions to reduce the number of young people most at risk of remaining outside education, employment or training (NEET), July 2011. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2010) Include Youth Submission to Inquiry into Young People Not in Employment, Education or Training. Belfast: Include Youth

Include Youth (2009) Include Youth Response to Every School a Good School: The Way Forward for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion. Belfast: Include Youth.

Include Youth (2008) Include Youth Response to Every School a Good School: A Strategy for Raising Achievement in Literacy and Numeracy. Belfast: Include Youth.

MacArthur, J. and Kelly, B. (2004) ' 'I was born with a few disabilities - this does not stop me from trying my best and I give most things a go': Inclusion from the perspectives of students with disabilities'. SET: Research Information for Teachers, 2, pp44-48.

MacArthur, J., Kelly, B. & Higgins, N. (2005) 'Supporting the learning and social experiences of students with disabilities: What does the research say? in Fraser, D., Moltzen, R. amd Ryba, K. (eds.) (3rd ed.) Learners with speacial needs in Aotearoa New Zealand. Victoria, N.Z: Dunmore Press, pp49-74.

MacArthur, J., Sharp, S., Kelly, B. & Gaffney, M. (2007) 'Disabled Childen Negotiating School Life: Agency, Difference and Teaching Practice' International Journal of Children's Rights, Vol. 15, pp99-120.

Shildrick, T., MacDonald, R., Webster, C. and Garthwaite, K. (2010) The Low-Pay, No-Pay Cycle: Understanding Recurrent Poverty. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

YouthAction Northern Ireland (2012) REACH: A youth work approach to increasing young people's employability. Belfast: YouthAction Northern Ireland.

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Gender and sexualities

Corteen, K. and Scraton, P. (1997) ‘Prolonging ‘Childhood’, Manufacturing ‘Innocence’ and Regulating Sexuality’ in P. Scraton (ed.) ‘Childhood’ in ‘Crisis’? London: UCL Press/ Routledge, pp76-100.

Coppock, V., Haydon, D. & Richter, I. (1995) The Illusions of ‘Post-Feminism’: New Women, Old Myths. London: Taylor and Francis.

Gordon, F. (2010) Book Review 'Dying on the Inside: Examining Women's Deaths in Prison', Punishment and Society, 12 (2), pp507-510.

Gordon, F. and Black, L. (2010) 'Media profiling in the Criminal Justice System, North and South', paper presented at the ACJRD Annual Conference 'Women in the Criminal Justice System, North and South', Dublin 15th October 2010.

Gordon, F. (2009) ‘Women, Crime and the Media: A Case Study of the Media Representation of Julie McGinley’, paper presented at the 5th Annual Irish Criminology Conference, Institute of Criminology, UCD.

Gordon, F. (2009) ‘Gender, Crime and the Media: A Case Study of the Media Representation of Julie McGinley’, Guest lecture given at the University of Ulster.

Haydon, D. (2002) ‘Children’s Rights to Sex and Sexuality Education’ in Franklin, B. (ed) The New Handbook of Children’s Rights: Comparative Policy and Practice. Oxon: Routledge, pp182-195.

Haydon, D. and Scraton, P. (2002) ‘Sex Education As Regulation’ in Goldson, B., Lavalette, M. and McKenzie, J. (eds) Children, Welfare and the State. London: Sage, pp152-168.

Mayock, P., Bryan, S., Carr, N. and Kitching, K. (2009) Supporting LGBT Lives: A Study of the Mental Health and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People. Dublin: National Office of Suicide Prevention.

Marshall, C. (2009) ‘Inclusion in the “new Northern Ireland”? Young women in transitional context’, paper presented at Postgraduate Research Student Seminar, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast.

McAlister, S., Gray, A. & Neill, G. (2007) Still Waiting: The stories behind the statistics of young women growing up in Northern Ireland. Belfast: YouthAction Northern Ireland.

McAlister, S. and Neill, G. (2009) ‘‘The L Pack’: Addressing the Sexual Health Needs of Young Lesbians’ Child Care in Practice, 15 (3), pp209-226. See here (this will open a new window)

McAlister, S. & Neill, G. (2007) ‘Young Women’s Positive and Negative Perceptions of Self in Northern Ireland’ Child Care in Practice, 13 (3), pp 167-184.

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Imprisonment of children and young people

Carr, N. (2009) 'Minorities and Youth Justice: An Irish Concern' in Minorities, Crime and Justice. Dublin: Association of Criminal Justice Research and Development.

Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative (2011) Key Findings from Primarly Research. Submission ot the Review of the Youth Justice System in Northern Ireland, March 2011. Belfast: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative.

Convery, U., Haydon, D., Moore, L. & Scraton, P. (2008) ‘Children, Rights and Justice in Northern Ireland: Community and Custody’ Youth Justice, 8 (3), pp245-263.

Moore, L. and Scraton, P. (2009) ‘The Imprisonment of Women and Girls in the North of Ireland: A ‘Continuum of Violence’’ in P.Scraton and J. McCulloch (eds) The Violence of Incarceration. London: Routledge, pp124-144.

Scraton, P. and Moore, L. (2007) The Prison Within: The Imprisonment of Women at Hydebank Wood 2004-06. Belfast: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

Scraton, P. and Moore, L. (2005) The Hurt Inside: The imprisonment of women and girls in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

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Media representations of children and young people

Gordon, F. (2010) 'Construction, Portrayal and Treatment of Contemporary 'Folk Devils': Media, Political and Public Reactions to Children and Young People in Northern Ireland', paper presented at the international conference Moral Panics in the Contemporary World, Brunel University London, 10-12 December 2010.

Gordon, F. (2010) 'Can a Picture Paint a Thousand Words? Images of Children and Young People in Northern Ireland's Mass Media', paper presented at the Postgraduate Annual Conference: Researching Children and Young People, Queen's University Belfast.

Gordon, F. (2010) 'Images of Children in Northern Ireland's Mass Media: Preliminary Findings', paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Student Annual Conference, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast.

Gordon, F. (2010) ''Broken Britain' or 'Broken Record'? Media Representations, Patterns of Political 'Opportunism' and Implications for Contemporary 'Folk Devils'', paper presented at North-South Irish Criminology Conference, University of Ulster.

Gordon, F. (2010) ‘Hyping up Contemporary 'Folk Devils': Media Representaitons of Youth'. Guest lecture Young People, Crime and Justice module, University of Ulster.

Gordon, F. (2010) ‘The Edlington Case'. Guest tutorial session Young People, Crime and Justice module, University of Ulster.

Gordon, F. (2009) ‘Media Representation of Children and Young People ‘in Conflict with the Law’ in Northern Ireland: A Critical Analysis’, poster presentation at the Representations of children in news media: rights, research and policy: revisiting the Oslo challenge, Institute of Education and the Open University, London.

Gordon, F. (2009) ‘‘Seen But Not Heard’: Mass Media Portrayal of Children and Young People ‘in Conflict with the Law’’, paper presentation at the Postgraduate Research Student Seminar, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast.  This paper was awarded the prize for the best conference paper presented.

Gordon, F. (2009) ‘Media Representation of Children and Young People ‘in Conflict with the Law’ in Northern Ireland’, poster presentation at the Postgraduate Conference on the Child, Queen’s University Belfast.

Scraton, P. (2002) ‘The Demonisation, Exclusion and Regulation of Children From Moral Panic to Moral Renewal’ in A. Boran (ed) Crime: Fear or Fascination? Chester: Chester Academic Press, pp9-39.

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Mental health

Mullan, C., McAlister, S., Rollock, F. & Fitzsimons, L. (2007) ‘‘Care just changes your life’: Factors impacting on the mental health of children and young people in care in Northern Ireland’ Child Care in Practice, 13 (4), pp417-434.

Mullan, C., Rollock, F., McAlister, S. & Fitzsimons, L. (2007) “Don’t be so formal, I’m normal”: A research report on the mental health of looked after children/care leavers in Northern Ireland. Belfast: VOYPIC.

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Research methods

Davey, C., Dwyer, C. & McAlister, S. (2009) ‘Case Study: Researching Children’s Rights in the Context of Northern Ireland’ in Tisdall, K., Davis, J. and Gallagher, M. (eds.) Researching with Children and Young People: Research Design, Methods and Analysis. London: Sage.

Kilpatrick, R., McCartan, C., McAlister, S. & McKeown, P. (2007) ‘“If I’m brutally honest research has never appealed to me …”: The Problems and Successes of a Peer Research Project’ Education Action Research Journal, 15 (3), pp351-369. See here (this will open a new window)

Kelly, B. (2007) 'Methodological issues in qualitative research involving learning disabled children' International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory and Practice, 10 (1), pp21-35.

Kelly, B., McColgan, M & Scally, M. (2000) 'A Chance to Say - Involving children who have learning disabilities in a pilot study on family support services' Journal of Learning Disabilities, 4 (2), pp115-127.

Percy, A., McAlister, S., Higgins, K., McCrystal, P. & Thornton, M. (2005) ‘Response consistency in young adolescents’ drug use self-reports: a recanting rate analysis’ Addiction , 100 (2), pp189-196. See here (this will open a new window)

Scraton, P. (2004) ‘Speaking truth to power: experiencing critical research’ in Smyth, M. and Williamson E. (eds.)Researchers and Their Subjects: Ethics, Power, Knowledge. Bristol: Policy Press.

Seminar proceedings

Living in a Divided Society: Seminar Proceedings, 12th-13th April 2010.

Health, Well-Being and Support: Seminar Proceedings, 28th-29th June 2010.

Media Representations of Children and Young People: Seminar Proceedings, 13th-14th September 2010.

Regulation and Criminalisation of Children and Young People: Seminar Proceedings, 24th-24th January 2011.

Youth Homelessness: Seminar Proceedings, 11th November 2011.

Youth Homelessness - Kathy Maguire Presentation

Youth Homelessness - Sheena McGrellis Presentation

Youth Homelessness - Paula Mayock and Mary-Louise Corr Presentation

Youth transitions and social exclusion

Carr, N. and Mayock, P. (2008) 'Young People Negotiating Abusive Home Situations - Some Implications for Child Protection and Welfare' in D. Lynch and K. Burns (eds) Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: A Changing Profession in a Changing Ireland. Dublin: A&A Farmar, pp167-179.

Haydon, D. (2003) Teenage Pregnancy and Looked After Children/Care Leavers: Resource for Teenage Pregnancy Co-ordinators and Examples of Innovative Practice. London: Teenage Pregnancy Unit.

Haydon, D. and King, P. (2002) Dealing With Issues PSHE Activity Bank for secondary schools. Dunstable: Folens. Available here  (this will open as a new window)

Haydon, D., King, P. & Moorcroft, C. (2000) Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education scheme for Key Stage 2: Pupil Books 1-4; Teacher Resource Books 1-4. Dunstable: Folens. Available here (this will open as a new window)

Haydon, D. and McAlister, S. (2009) An Independent Analysis of Responses to the Department of Education’s ‘Priorities for Youth’ Consultation, May 2009. Belfast: DENI.

Maruna, S. and King, A. (2009) 'Once a Criminal, Always a Criminal?: 'Redeemability' and the Psychology of Punatice Attitudes' European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, 15, pp7-24.

Maruna, S. and King, A. (2009) 'Youth Crime and Punative Public Opinion: Hopes and Fears for the Next Generation' in F. McNeill and M. Barry (eds.) Youth Offending and Youth Justice. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Maruna, S. and King, A. (2008) 'Giving up on the young' Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20, pp129-135.

Mayock, P. and Carr, N. (2008) Not Just Homelessness ... A Study of 'Out of Home' Young People in Cork City. Cork: Health Service Executive.

McAlister, S. (2008) ‘Predictable Pathways: Negotiating Risk in the Context of Marginalisation and Social Exclusion’ Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20 (1), pp14-28.

Scraton, P. (2007) ‘The politics of exclusion’ Professional Social Work May, pp. 10-11.

YCNI (2010) Audit of Research, May 2010.

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