Tackling youth crime: exploring technological solutions to enhance youth engagement and promote social inclusion

R. Barn, B. Barn

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Youth crime, social inclusion, and engagement of marginalized youth
remain key challenges for those in the field of youth justice. Increasingly there
is growing interest in the role of social capital development in addressing this
challenge. Given the paucity of research into social computing and
marginalized youth, this paper proposes that the identification and development
of technologies may help develop social capital and deliver significant benefits
in this domain. In reporting from a review of the extant literature, and from
findings from a participatory methodological design adopted in a feasibility
study with key stakeholders, the paper outlines two groupings of technologies
that have the potential to create positive engagement with young offenders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Incluso 2010 conference 13-14 September 2010, Leuven, Social Media for social inclusion of youth at risk, (eds) Engelen, J. et al; 7th Framework Programme
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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