Dr Stuart Waiton
senior lecturer, sociology and criminology, Abertay University; author, Scared of the Kids: curfews crime and the regulation of young people
Dr Stuart Waiton is a sociology and criminology lecturer at Abertay University and is author of Scared of the Kids: curfews crime and the regulation of young people, The Politics of Antisocial Behaviour: Amoral Panics and his latest book, Snobs Law: Criminalising Football Fans in an Age of Intolerance. Stuart explores key themes like the modern forms of criminalisation in society, amoral panics and the over regulation of everyday life. Stuart is a columnist for the Glasgow Herald and a regular contributor on radio and television discussion programmes.
Stuart has also been part of successful campaigns against the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act and the Named Person scheme in Scotland. He is currently campaigning against the criminalisation of smacking.
Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Conservatory
Is knife crime a public-health problem?