SHAPE Research Seminar Series

Trying for Change: a photovoice exploration of Rugby Union as a means to examine marginality, masculinity and desistance amongst young people in the youth justice system

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Jamie Crowther, Manchester Metropolitan University presents: Trying for Change: a photovoice exploration of Rugby Union as a means to examine marginality, masculinity and desistance amongst young people in the youth justice system.

  • From: Wednesday 27 November 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 27 November 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Jamie Crowther, Manchester Metropolitan University presents: Trying for Change: a photovoice exploration of Rugby Union as a means to examine marginality, masculinity and desistance amongst young people in the youth justice system.

Abstract

This participatory action research investigation, which implements photovoice will be conducted to explore the relationship between rugby union and its effect on young males known to the criminal justice system in greater Manchester. In general sport has often been touted as a significant driver in the promotion of desistance amongst young people (See Coalter, 2007; Nichols, 2007; McMahon and Belur, 2013; and Cox, 2012; Meek, 2018). With some evidence linking sports participation to the development of character attributes such as self-efficacy, locus of control and self-discipline, however, where available evidence has been largely anecdotal. Nevertheless, sport may be well placed to serve as what Bateman (2017) positions as a non-criminal, informal response to offending behaviour.

Specifically, the use of rugby union, a sport which has been comparatively underrepresented in the CJS context will allow explorations of masculinity and insights into the intersectionality between how crime and masculine sports such as rugby permit young males the opportunity to ‘do masculinity’ (Messershmidt, 1997). This research will investigate what it is about the rugby space, as delivered as part of through the ‘Kicking Crime into Touch’, a joint funded project by Comic relief and Sport relief and delivered by staff at Manchester metropolitan university, that has the potential to develop young males known to the CJS

This seminar is hosted by Dr Christopher Matthews

All welcome

For any enquiries please contact Craig Sale

Location details

Room/Building:

ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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