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Youth, Violence and Crime

Youth, Violence and Crime

By Tim Mullen
Welcome to the Youth, Violence and Crime podcast. This podcast is associated with a subject by the same name at Tabor Institute of Higher Education, and in this podcast we will analyse the link between violence done by young people and the violence done to young people. Recorded from Whadjuk Nyoongar Country. Check out Tabor at
Violence, Race and Racism
I had a great conversation with Jenna Harris, who is a youth worker in Western Australia's far north, about her experiences of race and racism in Australia, as well as some conversation about Australia's colonised history and how this has modern impacts. 
March 28, 2022
Gendered Violence
Is gendered violence deeper than something physical? What does the patriarchy and Taylor Swift have to do with it? 
March 01, 2022
Episode 4: Violence & bullying
I chat with Steven Threadgold of the University of Newcastle to chat about the link between symbolic violence and bullying in schools.  You can find his profile here:
February 11, 2022
Violence and child neglect and abuse
Dr Rochelle Einboden and I had a really interesting chat about the child protection system, and its flaws which inevitably cause more problems than they attempt to solve. It is clear that a 'one-size' fits all approach isn't working, and that the system is actually punishing women, the poor, the racial minorities.  If you would like to read her Doctoral thesis, it can be found here: She can also be contacted here: 
December 22, 2021
Violence, crime and justice
I had a chat with Dr. Ben Lohmeyer, the writer of Youth and Violent Performativities, about the ways in which structures within our society are violent, and how they shape violence done by young people. 
December 15, 2021
This week I'm discussing some of the concepts Dr Ben Lohmeyer wrote about in his book "Youth and Violent Performativities", chapter 2 and the discussions around what exactly is violence and why does it matter which definition we use?
December 10, 2021
This podcast is associated with a subject of the same name at Tabor College, within the Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work). Using the sociological imagination, we will look at how the concepts of youth, violence and crime are products of social forces and structures that are in themselves a violence. 
December 10, 2021