|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||25th January 2019|
|Closes:||4th March 2019|
Loughborough University and University of Birmingham
The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham.
We are now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Joint Studentship between Loughborough University (where the student will be registered) and the University of Birmingham to commence in October 2019.
Youth justice for policy in England and Wales frames, understands and responds to youth offending as a result of exposure to psychological and social (psychosocial) ‘risk factors’ during childhood and adolescence that increase the likelihood of later offending. Interventions are often judged to be ‘effective’ in preventing offending when evaluated using randomised controlled trials (RCTs).
This studentship examines how risk-based youth justice is problematic because it can overlook contextual/structural explanations of crime, whilst RCT evaluations can factor out the contextual influences on intervention effectiveness due to their processes of randomisation. The consequent shortfall in understandings of youth offending and effective youth justice responses will be examined using a Realist Synthesis (RS) re-analysis of cognitive behavioural programmes (e.g. social competency, self-control), the most common psychosocial intervention category. The RS methodology will involve:
The ideal candidate will have:
To be considered for this PhD, please complete the Joint Studentship application form available online here. Please complete the application form, along with a cover letter and CV, then submit via email to Professor Stephen Case at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortlisted applicants will also be required to provide two references.
Application deadline: Monday 4th March, 2019
Interview date: Monday 11th March, 2019
Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP
Our ESRC studentships cover fees and maintenance stipend and extensive support for research training, as well as research activity support grants. Support is available only to successful applicants who fulfil eligibility criteria. To check your eligibility, visit: www.mgsdtp.ac.uk/studentships/eligibility/
Informal enquiries about the research or Social and Policy Studies Unit at Loughborough University prior to application can be directed to email@example.com.
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