Religion, Gangs, Community Cohesion and Youth Detention - a research discussion event

Birmingham Law School Senior Common Room
Monday 9 September 2013 (10:30-16:00)

Dr James Treadwell ( and Dr Kate Gooch (

Photograph of a lonely man at a fence, for the Prison Cohesion web pageConcerns about community cohesion, ethnic and religious diversity, multiculturalism and integration have once again emerged on the political agenda, particularly in the wake of the August 2011 riots, the recent murder of Lee Rigby and the growing popularity of the English Defence League

Be it religious identity or issues tied to gang affiliation, the potential for conflict between ethnically and religiously diverse groups is likely to be a continuing challenge, and one that needs to be considered and understood. This one-day research event will bring together interested policy makers, practitioners and academics for a series of short research presentations but, primarily, to facilitate discussion around the emerging and pressing concerns regarding community cohesion and the youth prison estate for 15-21 year olds.

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