A University of Limerick study has established evidence that the deliberate involvement of children in criminal networks can be found throughout Ireland and extends beyond the ‘Greentown’ single area study.

Pictured at the University of Limerick were, Prof. Shane Kilcommins, Head School of Law UL, Paddy Duffy, Irish Youth Justice Service and Prof. Sean Redmond.

The National Prevalence Study, launched by Minister of State David Stanton, TD has established that findings from the ‘Lifting a Lid on Greentown’ research based on an original single case study design, can be applied to the general Irish context. The study was undertaken by Dr Catherine Naughton and Dr Sean Redmond, from the UL School of Law. Picture: Alan Place