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Stop and Search

Stop and Search

Young people in London, particularly if black or Asian, regularly experience stop and search, either individually or when in a group. Understanding their rights, as well as the powers of the police, during a stop and search can be essential in avoiding these interactions having a negative outcome.

The aim of this workshop is to ensure that young people are given the tools to interact with the police in as safe a manner as possible, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to handle situations where they are stopped and searched.

Learning Outcomes

After this session attendees will:

Joint Enterprise

Joint Enterprise

Joint enterprise is a doctrine of common law that allows for more than one person to be charged and convicted of the same crime. Joint enterprise can apply to all crimes, but in recent times, it has been used as a highly effective way of prosecuting homicide, especially in cases involving gangs of young men.

The aim of this workshop is to provide attendees with the required knowledge to understand Joint Enterprise law and how to avoid being caught up in criminal activity that could result in a criminal conviction.

Learning Outcomes

After this session attendees will:

Social Media

Social Media

Social Media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are now amongst the most widely used forms of communication across the globe. OFCOM has estimated that 99% of 16-24 year olds use social media almost double the daily average time for all adults.

Young people are often at risk when using social media and communicating online and therefore the aim of this workshop is educate young people on what offences can be committed online and empower them to not to feel pressured into sharing explicit content.

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Drill Music and Gangs

Drill Music and Gangs

This workshop takes a look at the phenomenon of drill music and whether it is right to say that it incites violence or whether it simply reflects the reality of young drill artists. We look at several individual murder cases in which drill music has been cited as playing a part , and conversely at artists who have been banned from playing their music even though they don't have a criminal history

Girls and Gangs

Girls and Gangs

Girls often get involved in gangs through relationships with male gang members, drawn in by the excitement, financial benefits and the sense of belonging gangs can seem to provide. The Centre for Social Justice asserts that girls in gangs are leading desperate lives in which the daily suffering of girls goes largely unnoticed.

The aim of this workshop is to educate young girls on the pathways into gang membership and the associated risks and criminal offences they are most likely to commit.

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

In this workshop you will learn about what constitutes domestic abuse and what happens when you make an allegation of domestic abuse.

This workshop covers the initial police investigation and the court procedure, up to and including what happens at trial. It also looks at the implications of making domestic abuse allegations, and the reasons why so many of these cases never make it to trial.

Drugs

Drugs

This workshop looks at the most commonly used illegal drugs in the UK, what they look like, their effects and the risks associated with them. It covers different drugs offences such as possession of drugs and possession with intent to supply and looks at typical sentences for these offences for young people and adults.

Knives

Knives

This workshop looks at the law in relation to carrying a blade or an offensive weapon in a public place, what constitutes a bladed article and how public place is defined.

How stop and search is on the increase due to the prevalence of knife crime in London. It looks at likely sentences for carrying or using a knife in light of the new sentencing guidelines in which state that it is now mandatory to pass six month prison for anyone convicted of carrying a knife for a second time.