Reflections on young people and criminal behaviours

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Take part in a discussion on how to encourage young people (12-16 year olds) to obey the law. We will focus on morality, empathy, and moral emotions. All perspectives and suggestions will be taken into consideration for a morality-strengthening programme, due to be delivered with young people in Cambridgeshire in 2022. Workshop led by Dr Neema Trivedi-Bateman, Lecturer in Criminology and Morality Researcher at Loughborough University. Come along to make a real impact on young people's lives!

Until recently Dr Neema Trivedi-Bateman worked as Lecturer in Criminology at Anglia Ruskin University. Neema completed her PhD in Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. She worked under the supervision of Professor Per-Olof Wikström, who is a leading scholar in the field of Environmental Criminology. Neema’s research expertise is in developmental psychology, including the causes and influencing factors behind a variety of behaviours. She studies the development of moral rules and moral emotions, and how they might influence aggression or delinquency. Her PhD thesis 'The roles of empathy, shame, and guilt in violence decision-making' explored the role of moral emotions in the decision to engage in acts of crime, using a combination of longitudinal quantitative data and qualitative in-depth interview data about persistent offenders’ real-life violent events. Neema has been awarded British Academy Small Grant Funding for a 2-year project entitled 'A randomised controlled trial examining the effect of a morality-strengthening programme on positive behavioural outcomes and the reduction of crime.' She is open to hearing from potential advisors or collaborators on this project.

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