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    Dr Sean Creaney is a Criminologist and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Law and Criminology at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK. His research interests include service user involvement, the tension and interplay between risk and participation in youth justice, young people’s experiences of supervision and Bourdieu’s theory of practice/analytical tools. Dr Creaney’s PhD thesis was a Bourdieusian analysis of children’s participation in decision-making and assessment in youth justice. He is a member of the Safer Communities editorial advisory board. He was awarded Outstanding Paper in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

    He was previously a Trustee of the National Association for Youth Justice where he campaigned for a child friendly youth justice and advocated the establishment of a rights-based statutory framework. He is currently an advisor at social justice charity Peer Power an organisation rooted in the promotion of empathy. At Peer Power he works with those most excluded and not heard in society, often with experiences of social care and youth justice agencies.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Criminology , PhD, Liverpool John Moores University

    Award Date: 11 Apr 2020

    Other positions

    External Examiner. BA (Hons) Youth Justice, Nottingham Trent University

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