27 April 2016 • 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Baxter Suite, 1.36, 1st floor Tower building, University of Dundee

Irene Rizzini
Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and
Director of the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI)

Reflecting on her experience in Brazil and other countries in Latin America, Irene will address how low-income adolescents, often identified as “minors” and delinquents, are seen as a threat to society despite its advanced legislation and the discourse strongly based on human rights principles. The actual debate about the reduction of the age of penal majority present in the media, legislative bodies and electoral campaigns is part of the focus of this seminar. Irene examines this old question which implies possible setbacks with negative consequences to current public policies directed at children and youth.

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