Dr Stuart Waiton
lecturer, sociology and criminology, Abertay University; author, Scared of the Kids: curfews crime and the regulation of young people
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 is entitled Snobs Law: Criminalising Football Fans in an Age of Intolerance. Key themes explored by Stuart are modern forms of criminalisation in society. Stuart is also interested in the changing nature of the family and in particular the changing relationship between the family and the state. Most particularly this work is oriented to examine the rise and rise of ‘early intervention’ and most recently the emergence of the Named Person in Scotland.
Saturday 21 October, 15:15 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
From the spirit of Shackleton to ‘cotton-wool kids’: have we become too risk averse?