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Welcome to thought-crime


thought-crime aims to do three things 


  • To provide an online collection of previously unpublished, out of print or difficult to find academic material relating to children, young people and their wider social world.  
  • To provide an opportunity to disseminate original work in the form of newly written papers, position papers or works in progress to test new ideas or knowledge through feedback and discussion.
  • To provide an opportunity for university level students to produce and have published academic papers without the avenue of presenting to conference.
  • Publicize news of up and coming conferences, seminars, training events and calls for papers is not fully up and running yet ...

... your patience is requested and your comments would be warmly welcomed.


It is aimed at ...

Professionals and students working in any disipine that involves children and young people - directly or indirectly. Disiplines may included, among others:
  • Sociology/Anthropolgy
  • Psychology
  • Social policy
  • Health/Nurocience
  • History/Archeaology
  • Folklore/Childlore
  • Education
  • Crime
  • Arcitecture/Design
  • Childcare
  • Playwork
  • Youthwork


Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.

George Orwell '1984'

(Book 1, Ch 1)



Big Brother is watching

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